Section of Forensic Genetics – University of Copenhagen

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Section of Forensic Genetics

The Section of Forensic Genetics at the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, conducts research in the field of forensic genetics and offers degree programmes in the discipline from bachelor to PhD level.

The section serves as the national laboratory for DNA analyses in criminal, paternity and family reunion cases commissioned by the police, the judicial system, government authorities, the Danish Immigration Service, etc. It does not perform genealogical analyses for private individuals.

It is located at the Teilum Building adjacent to Rigshospitalet, close to the city centre. The section employs some 100 people, including forensic geneticists, laboratory and secretarial staff and IT developers.

There is more information on DNA analyses here: