The research on the department of forensic medicine consists of four PhD projects and a few separate studies performed in collaboration with other universities. Currently running PhD projects:
- Consequences of Abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS)
- This Ph.D. project aims to identify cardiac changes and testicular changes in deceased AAS users.
- Development of a model to assess the post-mortem interval (time between death and discovery)
- A forensic death investigation must answer three questions: When did the person die? What was the cause of death? What was the manner of death ?
- Diagnosis of infant abuse
- In recent years, the scientific evidence for previously established views regarding certain findings diagnostic value for infant abuse has been questioned.
Collaboration projects: In collaboration with KI studies of drug-related death are performed;
- Development and risk factors
- More than 95% of all deaths recorded as drug-related in official death statistics are undergoing forensic autopsy.
- A study that examines the hypothesis that intake of AAS may lead to an increased number of heart cell.
- There is strong evidence of an increased risk for cardiac hypertrophy in users of AAS.
In collaboration with the Department of Forensic Medicine in Budapest and Semmelweis University testicular changes among heroin addicts are studied.