Department of Forensic Medicine – University of Copenhagen

The Department of Forensic Medicine is one of the main providers of investigations and expertise in forensic medicine to the Danish society. It is the only place in Denmark where forensic anthropology, pathology, toxicology and genetics are combined under one roof. 


The department conducts research into the most advanced methods used in forensic science. We also conduct research in health science.

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Forensic investigations

The department provides  services to Danish society in forensic anthropology, chemistry, genetics, pathology and clinical forensic medicine. 

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SURVIVE is a large research group in Section for Forensic Pathology, that focuses on excess mortality amongst mentally ill.

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