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Center for Forensic Medicine

Medical Science Division

Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniele U. Risser
Deputy Head: Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Reiter


Center for Forensic Medicine
Sensengasse 2
1090 Vienna, Austria

T: +43 (0)1 40160-35602
F: +43 (0)1 40160-935603

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Forensic medicine is the application of medical science in the service of people and of truth. From a historical point of view, this discipline has developed and metamorphosed from the "Detective with a scalpel" from crime fiction to become a high-tech, multidisciplinary forensic science. 

Forensic medical research at MedUni Vienna includes both independent research and also the adaptation, implementation and validation of scientific findings from other fields of expertise for specific forensic purposes. Forensic research is high-level university research with an international orientation. Applied research addresses specific official matters (e.g. identifying people from DNA analysis, detecting the presence of poisons, assessing whether drivers are impaired by drugs or medication), which cannot be addressed in this form by other scientific disciplines. 

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 "We, the staff at the Department of Forensic Medicine of the Medical University of Vienna, have set ourselves the objective of providing our customers and colleagues with expert assessments that are: state-of-the-art in their execution, objective, i.e. based solely on fact, and clear and comprehensible."

Daniele U. Risser Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine