Research at the Department

research

To enable scientific contributions on international top levels, as a comparably small department we conduct research projects with several cooperation partners in intra-university departments (Dept. Antique Sciences, Dept. Biosciences, Dept. Mathematics, …) as well as international partners in Europe (LMU Munich, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Universita degli Studi di Molise, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, …) and around the world (Michigan State University/USA, Chungnam National University/KOR, Sun Yat-Sen University/CHI, …)
Research projects at our department cover a wide spectrum of forensic sciences:

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Biomechanics
  • Blood spatter analysis
  • DNA transfer and secondary transfer
  • Drowning diagnostics by diatome analysis
  • Case-specific research
  • Forensic entomology
  • Microbiome analysis
  • Morphological body changes for time since death estimation
  • Postmortem decomposition of biomolecules for time since death estimation
  • Postmortem DNA stability for identification purposes
  • Proteome analysis