Niels Morling is a professor of forensic genetics at the Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University, Denmark. He has been a part-time professor of forensic genetics at the University of Tromsø, Norway. He is an MD, a general practitioner, and a specialist in clinical immunology.
In 1989, Niels Morling was appointed chief of the Institute of Forensic Genetics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He led the introduced DNA investigations in forensic genetics in Denmark. Later, he was chief of the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, for many years.
Niels Morling has been a member of Danish law commissions concerning the use of forensic genetic DNA investigations, establishing the Danish crime DNA database, and the Danish Childs Act. He has served on international human rights panels. He has been chairman of several Danish and international scientific organizations, including the International Society for Forensic Genetics. Presently, he is Chairman of the European DNA Profiling Group.
Niels Morling is a doctor of medical sciences from the University of Copenhagen. He has published over 500 scientific articles, book chapters, etc., in forensic and medical genetics, forensic genetic statistics, and immunology. He has supervised more than 100 postdocs, PhD and master’s students, and lectured in more than 30 countries. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.
Niels Morling’s current research focuses on forensic genetics, forensic genetic statistics, the genetics and epigenetics of sudden cardiac death, melanoma, and other malignant skin diseases.