Research in forensic genetics
At the Section of Forensic Genetics, our research focus on forensic genetics and inherited diseases. The research serves various purposes.
The purpose of the forensic genetics research is to improve the methods we already use to investigate DNA in identification and crime cases, and to develop new methods for forensic genetic use: Our research is focused on:
- Identification: Analysis of DNA markers and methods for use in crime, paternity, and relationship cases.
- Massively parallel sequencing (next generation sequencing): Development of new analytical methods for use in forensic genetics, including analyses of DNA, RNA, and methylated DNA.
- Population genetics: Analyzing population dynamics and how these may influence case work reporting.
The purpose of our research in inherited diseases is to identify genetic or epigenetic variations associated with specific diseases, which may help explain a sudden and unexpected death. Our research is focused on:
- Sudden unexpected cardiac death (molecular autopsy): Identification of epigenetic or genetic variations that may assist the autopsy in identifying the cause of death.
The Section of Forensic Genetics is headed by Forensic Geneticist, PhD, Bo Thisted Simonsen. Our research management includes the Head of Research Professor Jacob Tfelt, and Senior Researcher Claus Børsting. If you would like to hear about the possibilities of carrying out a research project in our research group, please contact Jacob Tfelt.
Click on the researcher names below to read more about their projects:
|Alves E Silva Pereira, Vania||Associate Professor||+4535326022|
|Andersen, Jeppe Dyrberg||Associate Professor||+4535326916|
|Bhardwaj, Priya||PhD Fellow||+4535334810|
|Børsting, Claus||Senior Researcher||+4535326225|
|Claessens, Floor Anna Josephine||PhD Fellow||+4535326807|
|Dupont, Mikkel Eriksen||PhD Fellow|
|Jacobsen, Stine Bøttcher||Research Assistant||+4535326144|
|Köksal, Zehra||PhD Fellow|
|Meyer, Olivia Luxford||Postdoc||+4535324917|
|Mujkanovic, Jasmin||PhD Fellow||+4535327847|
|Poggiali, Brando||Research Assistant|
|Refn, Mie Rath||Research Assistant|
|Rodrigues, Pedro Manuel Fernandes||External, Ph.d Student||+4535328508|