Forensic Medicine

University of Salzburg

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

Judicial and police services, research in forensic morphology
Determination of Cause of death
Determining the time of death using morphometric data and protein degradation patterns
(Microscope Olympus BX51, camera, DP 25 Cell B software, discussion device, microscope Olympus BX53, cold storage, hydraulic mortuary lift truck, climate chamber, surgical microscope, thermometer, humidity meter, data logger)

Research in traffic medicine
Measurements relevant to traffic medicine by means of infrared pupillography
to detect central nervous disorders caused by drugs and / or medication and to detect fatigue
(Infrared pupillograph)

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Fabio Monticelli

Research Services

Protein detection in muscle tissue for the determination of time of death
Examination of the pupillary light reflex for the evaluation of central nervous influence

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Infrared pupillography
Investigations of the pupillary light reflex
Microscopy and histology
Body temperature measurements and recording by means of data logger

Prof. Dr. Fabio Monticelli
Interfakultärere Fachbereich für Gerichtsmedizin und Forensische Neuropsychiatrie
0043 662 8044 3808
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Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Zoological Structural Research, University of Salzburg
Forensic Anthropological Center University of Tennessee
Medical Care Center Trier, Dr. med. Kemmerling
Institute of Human Genetics, University of Graz
Christian Doppler Clinic Salzburg
Post mortem muscle protein degradation in humans as a tool for PMI delimitation
2016 (accepted)
Stefan Pittner, Bianca Ehrenfellner, Fabio C. Monticelli, Angela Zissler, Alexandra M. Sänger, Walter Stoiber, Peter Steinbacher
Int J Legal Med

The effect of cannabis on regular cannabis consumers`ability to ride a bicycle
2016 Epub ahead of print
Hartung B., Schwender H., Roth E.H., Hellen F., Mindiashvili N., Rickert A., Ritz-Timme S., Grieser A., Monticelli F., Daldrup T.
Int J Legal Med 2016 Jan 6.

Pupil function as an indicator for being under the Influence of central nervous acting substances from a traffic medicine perspective - Part II
Monticelli F.C., Preiss U., Hitzl W., Keller T.
Med Sci Law 56(1), pp 19-25

Postmortem degradation of skeletal muscle proteins: a novel approach to determine the time since death
Stafan Pittner, Fabio C. Monticelli, Alexander Pfisterer, Angelika Zissler, Alexandra M. Sänger, Walter Stoiber, Peter Steinbacher
Int J Legal Med. 130(2): 421-431

Skeletal muscle proteins – A new approach to delimitate the time since death
Elena E. Foditsch, Edith Tutsch-Bauer, Alexandra M. Saenger, Fabio C. Monticelli
International Journal of Legal Medicine 130(2): pp 433-440

Homicide by hanging: a case report and its forensic-medical aspects
Fabio C Monticelli, Herwig Brandtner, Sebsatian N Kunz, Thomas Keller, Franz Neuhuber
J Forensic Leg Med 2015 Jul, 33: 71-5

The latest in pupillographic research from a traffic-medicine perspective
Monticelli F.C., Keller T.
Folia Societatis Medicinae Legalis Slovacae Volume 5 Nr. 1, pp 39-42

Die forensische Analyse latenter Blutspuren.
Kunz S.N., Monticelli F.C., Brandtner H.
In: Ramsthaler F, Peschel O, Rothschild M (Hrsg). Forenische Blutspurenmusteranalyse-Lehmanns Media. Berlin. 67-73

The potential of infrared pupillography in routine police traffic checks.
Fabio Monticelli, Fritz Priemer, Ulrich Preiss, Sebastian N Kunz, Thomas Keller
Rechtsmedizin, Band 25, Heft 5, Springer, pp. 466-473

Tödliche Skiunfälle - eine gerichtsärztliche Übersichtsarbeit am Beispiel des Landes Salzburg
Kunz S.N., Keller T., Grove C., Lochner S.J., Monticelli F.C.
Archiv für Kriminologie Jan./Feb., Band 235, 1-10