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Research and Reports in Forensic Medical Science


Professor Druid

Forensic Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Professor Druid

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Henrik Druid
Professor Druid is a Professor of Forensic Medicine at Karolinska Institutet and a senior forensic pathologist, and research manager, at the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine. He has been a specialist in forensic medicine since 1988. He earned his PhD in forensic medicine 1998 at Linköping University, Sweden. In parallel with the PhD studies on experimental acute renal failure he started to perform studies on postmortem toxicology, and worked for two years at the Swedish National Forensic Toxicology lab. In 2000, he was awarded an NIH/NIDA grant to conduct postdoctoral work in neuropharmacology and drug addiction at the University of Miami. He has since pursued studies in postmortem toxicology and biochemistry, including hair analysis for temporal mapping of drug use and vitreous analyses of endogenous compounds. He has also designed and maintained a data management system for forensic medicine and toxicology casework. The system also constitutes a real-time database, which is extensively used by many researchers.

Today, Professor Druid´s group conducts studies in several forensic fields. In recent years, gradually more efforts have been put on analysis of so-called bomb-pulse derived radiocarbon, which allows for a precise birthdating of modern biological material. This strategy is employed to assist in forensic identification work and to determine the turnover rates of discrete cell populations.

Professor Druid is a member of several national and international forensic organizations and committees. He is also a member of the Linné center of excellence, The Human Regenerative Map, and is a Principal Investigator of an NIH grant.


Professor Sforza

Biomedical Sciences for Health, università degli studi di Milano, Italy

Professor Sforza

Chiarella Sforza is a full Professor of Human Anatomy at Università degli Studi di Milano, and Research Associate to the Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, CNR (National Research Council, Milano, Italy). She is also Director of the PhD Program in Integrative Biomedical Research (Università degli Studi di Milano). After her MD degree (1986), she earned her Residency/ PhD degree in Sports Sciences in 1989.


Her main research topics are about quantitative, functional, clinical and forensic correlates of human anatomy; in particular, she coordinates two research groups, one mainly involved in the functional anatomy of the stomatognathic system, anatomical bases of stomatognathic function and dysfunction, three-dimensional modelling of craniofacial structures in normal subjects and in patients; and the other mainly involved in the quantitative analysis of human movement in health and disease, sports and clinical biomechanics. Her research topics also include forensic anthropology and odontology, assessment of anatomical uniqueness of soft and hard tissue structures, quantitative evaluation of surgical rehabilitations and morbidity. 


Editorial Board

Robert W. Allen, Professor of Forensic Science and Chairman Graduate Program in Forensic Sciences Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, OK, USA

John Paul Cassella, Professor of Forensic Science Education, Faculty of Science, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK

Rudolph J. Castellani, Professor of Pathology, Director, Center for Neuropathology, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Vittorio Fineschi, Full Professor of Legal Medicine, Director of the Post-Graduate Corse in Forensic Medicine, Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic Medicine and Orthopedic Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Dan E. Krane, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA

J. Reid Meloy, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Motoki Osawa, Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan

Feggy Ostrosky-Solis, Professor, Faculty of Neuropsychology and Psychophysiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Chiarella Sforza, Professor of Human Anatomy, Medical, Dental, and Nursing School, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

Professor Graham Williams CBiol, FRSB, FCSFS, SFHEA, Head of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, Professor of Forensic Biology, School of Law, Policing, and Forensics, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.