Scientific Committee

Professor Peter Mygind Leth, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Southern Denmark  ( is a professor of forensic Pathology at the institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Southern Denmark. Specialist in forensic Pathologist with special interest in forensic radiology, homicide investigation, fire investigation and accident prevention. Involved in development and implementation of forensic medicine as a new medical speciality in Denmark and leader of training program for forensic pathology in Denmark since 2009.                                                                                                                                          


Deputy Chief Forensic Pathologist Peter Thiis Knudsen, University of Southern Denmark ( is an associate professor of forensic medicine at the institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Southern Denmark. Specialist in Surgical Pathology and in Forensic Pathology with special interest in wound ballistics, Disaster Victim Identification and traffic medicine. He is advisor in forensic medicine to the Danish Defence Health Services and past Deputy Chair (Scientific) of the INTERPOL DVI Steering Group.


Jesper Boldsen

Professor Jesper Lier Boldsen, Unit of Anthropology (ADBOU), Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Southern Denmark ( is the founder and leader of the Odense Skeletal Collection that comprises some 16000 human skeletons from archaeological excavations in Western Denmark. His research is focused on demographic and epidemiological conditions in past population and he is a leading researcher in the area of skeletal ageing and age estimation. 

Mette Ramsdal Poulsen

Senior consultant  Mette Ramsdal Poulsen, Department of Radiology, Odense University Hospital (
Specialist in Radiology with special interest in and responsible for part of the pediatric radiology. Since 2002 responsible for the training and education of the postgraduate medical doctors at the department. Since 2003 chairman of the education committee in Radiology in the region of Southern Denmark. Since 2006 member of the council of education in the Danish Society of Radiology. Since 2016 member of the European Education Committee in Radiology 
Lene Warner Boel

Professor Lene Warner Boel, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Aarhus ( has been working actively as a forensic pathologist in almost 10 years. Besides this, she also has experience from clinical medicine, including orthopaedics, haematology and infectious diseases.  Her scientific work has mainly focused on bone tissue, forensic imaging, forensic anthropology and forensic epidemiology and is published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several international conferences. Editor and reviewer assignments include National Editor for Scandinavian Journal of Forensic Medicine and reviewer for Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology. She was the main supervisor for the Ph.D. study of Seija Ylijoki-Sørensen completed in 2015 (Autopsy in unresolved deaths and accuracy of mortality statistics; analysis of cause of death investigation in Finland and in Denmark) and is currently the main supervisor for the Ph.D. student Wieke Haakma from Utrecht University (Microvessel and periphery nerve visualization: methodological development and applications to trauma). International collaboration is an important focus for her. During her Ph.D. study she stayed a year at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. She is now the head of an interdisciplinary research team PIMAS ( which also encourages international partnerships.Lene Warner Thorup Boel has comprehensive experience with teaching especially lecturing for medical students and registrars in forensic medicine and pathology. She is responsible for the pregraduate education and examination in forensic medicine at the School of Medicine, Aarhus University.


Lise Loft Nagel

Consultant Lise Loft Nagel, Department of Radiology, Aarhus University Hospital ( Associate professor at Department of Roentgen and Scanning, University Hospital of Aarhus, Denmark. Radiologist with special focus on Musculoskeletal radiology, Emergency radiology and trauma. Educated ATLS instructor. Nordic board member of NORDTER (Nordic Forum for Trauma and Emergency Radiology). Since 2011 consultant Radiologist at the Institute of Forensic Medicine. University of Aarhus.


Christina Jacobsen

Deputy chief forensic pathologist Christina Jacobsen, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen ( is a consultant in Forensic Pathology at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Section of Forensic Pathology, University of Copenhagen. She has been working with PM radiology since 2003. Her research resulted in a Ph.d.-thesis focusing on cranial fractures caused by blunt trauma assessed by PMCT and autopsy.In 2012 she achieved her specialty in forensic pathology.Since 2013 her main research focus has been on PMMRI and she is responsible for PM radiology at the Section as of spring 2016. She is a founding member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and has held different board and workgroup positions in the Danish Society of Forensic Medicine.


Niels Lynnerup

Professor Niels Lynnerup Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen ( is a professor with special duties at the Section of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, where he has worked since 1990. He is a M.D. from the University of Copenhagen. His Ph.D. thesis was based on an analysis of skeletal remains of the Norse Vikings in Greenland. Since the his Ph.D. he has worked with forensic anthropology, becoming Head of the Unit of Forensic Anthropology at the Section of Forensic Medicine. Aside working with human remains, the Unit also works with identification of the living, based on CCTV material, e.g., matching perpetrators as seen on CCTV with suspects. This work also includes the application of novel photogrammetric methods. His research mostly focuses on the analysis of human skeletal remains. He works extensively with CT-scanning and advanced three-dimensional visualisation.
Aside teaching at the University of Copenhagen, Niels Lynnerup is regularly asked to participate as lecturer at international courses in forensic and biological anthropology. He is also since 2012 editor-in-chief of the Scandinavian Journal of Forensic Science.


Chiara Villa

Senior lecturer Chiara Villa Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen ( is forensic anthropologist at the Department of Forensic Medicine of the University of Copenhagen (DK). She studied Natural Sciences at the University of Milano (Italy) where she obtained her BSc in 2004 and MSc in 2007 with theses in biological and forensic anthropology. In 2014 she completed her PhD entitled “Forensic age estimation using CT scans and 3D laser scans of the pelvic bone” at the Department of Forensic Medicine University of Copenhagen. She is currently the grant holder of a postdoctoral fellowship awarded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The project deals with virtual crime scene animation: victim-specific 3D models are animated and made to interact in the virtually reconstructed crime scenes. She is also involved in studies of mummies, fossils and archeological samples.


Lars Osterhelweg   

Deputy Director Lars Oesterhelweg  ( Graduated as MD at the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf in 2000. Postgraduate studies and specialization in Legal Medicine at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf. Board certification in Legal Medicine in 2006. Member of the Virtopsy Research Project between 2006 and 2008 at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at University of Bern. Currently he is in the position of the Deputy Director of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.


 Kim Pelle Christensen

Radiographer  Kim Pelle Christensen, Department of Radiology, Odense University Hospital (
Specialist in Computed tomography with special interest in and responsible for the set up of the trauma CT scans.

Experience forensic CT scans from Afghanistan.