Eszter Rockenbauer

Eszter Rockenbauer

Forensic geneticist


         Ph.d. in Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, 2004

         M.Sc in Chemistry and Molecular biology, University of Aarhus, 1999

Work Experience

         2006-                Forensic genetist at the Section of Forensic Genetics, University of Copenhagen

         2004-2005         PostDoc at Medical Inflammation Research, University of Lund 

         2000-2004         Ph.d student at the Institute of Human Genetics, Universy of Aarhus

         1999-2000         Research assistant at the Institute of Pharmacology, University of Aarhus


  • Mutational Studies on the Receptor Binding Domain of Bovine alpha-2-Macroglobulin.
  • Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Chromosomal Region 19q13.2-13.3 and the Development of a Novel Genotyping Method Based on Nucleic Acid Capture and Flow Cytometry.


1.   Association of chromosome 19q13.2-3 haplotypes with basal cell carcinoma: tentative delineation of an involved region using data for single nucleotide polymorphisms in two cohorts. Carciogenesis 2002,23 (7), 149-53.

2.     Multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms on human chromosome 19q13.2-3 associate with risk of basal cell carcinoma. Cancer Epidermiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2002,11,1449-53.

3.     Short PNA molecular beacons for real-time PCR allelic discrimination of single nucleotide polymorphisms. Molecular and Cellular Probes 2004,18,117-122.

4.      SNP genotyping uing microsphere-linked PNA and flow cytometric detection. Cytometry A. 2005, 64, 80-86.

5.     Linkage disequilibrium mapping of a breast cancer susceptibility locus near RAI/PPP1R13L/iASPP. BMC Med Genet 2008, 9, 56

6.     Identification of a new loci controlling collagen-induced arthritis in mouse uding a partial advanced intercross and congenic strains. Scand J. Immunol 2008, 68 (4), 405-13.

7.     Novel quantitative trait loci controlling collagen-induced arthritis in mice. Scand J Immunol 2008, 68 (2), 198

8.     A mitochondrial DNA SNP multiplex assigning Caucasians into 36 haplo- and subhaplogroups. Progress in Forensic Genetics 12: Proceedings of the 22nd International ISFG Congress. Elsevier 2008, 287-289 (Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series; 1).

9.     Validation of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing aeeay with 49 SNPs for forensic genetic testing in a laboratory accredited according to the ISO 17025 standard. Forensic Science Int. Genetics 2009, 4 (1), 34-42.

10. Application of full mitochondrial genome sequencing using 454 GS FLX pyrosequencing. Progress in Forensic Genetics 13: Proceedings of the 23nd International ISFG Congress. Elsevier 2009, 518-519(Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series).

11. Successful STP and SNP typing of FTA Card samples with low amounts of DNA after DNA extraction using a Qiagen BioRobot EZ1 Workstation. Forensic Science Int: Genetics 2009, 2 (1), 83-84.

12. Typing of 49 autosomal SNPs by SNaPshot in the Slovenian population.
Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2010 Oct;4(5):e125-7.

13. Frequencies of 33 coding region mitochondrial SNPs in a Danish and a Turkish population.
Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2011 Nov;5(5):559-60.

14. High-throughput sequencing of core STR loci for forensic genetic investigations using the Roche Genome Sequencer FLX platform.
Biotechniques. 2011 Aug;51(2):127-33.

15. Typing of 30 insertion/deletions in Danes using the first commercial indel kit--Mentype® DIPplex.
Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2012 Mar;6(2):e72-4.

16. Forensic and phylogeographic characterisation of mtDNA lineages from Somalia. Int J Legal Med. 2012 Jul;126(4):573-9. 

Knowledge of languages

Danish, English, Hungarian


Ph.d in health sciences, MSc in chemistry and molecular biology

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