Research group: Pediatric Forensic Medicine

Siri H. OpdalGroup leader
Siri H. Opdal
Group leader

In this group we aim to understand and prevent sudden unexpected infant death, with a main focus on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The projects address genetic vulnerability both in nuclear DNA and mtDNA, the importance of the immune system and the serotonergic network, brain water homeostasis and aquaporins, and the involvement of external risk factors. The group is engaged in epidemiology and statistics regarding infant death, and also in developing better methods for estimation of time of death. 

Contact information:
Group Leader Siri Hauge Opdal, Department of Forensic Sciences, Oslo University Hospital, Tel: +47 23013118,  E-mail: