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Prof. Dr.
Annette Thierauf-Emberger

Institute of Forensic Medicine

Phone: 0049-761-203-6853


  • 1997-2004 Medical studies, University of Freiburg, with studies abroad in Ireland and Great Britain.
  • 2004-2006 Medical assistant, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
  • 2007 Medical assistant, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Dresden, Germany
  • Since-2007 Institute of Forensic Medicine, Medical Center University of Freiburg
  • Since 2020 Full Professor and Medical Director, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Chemical-toxicological evaluation of alcohol consumption markers
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopic determination of ethanol in the brain
  • Wound ballistics

Selected publications

  • Thierauf-Emberger A, Echle J, Dacko M, Lange T.
    Comparison of ethanol concentrations in the human brain determined by magnetic resonance spectroscopy and serum ethanol concentrations.
    Int J Legal Med. 2020; 134(5):1713-8.
  • Schröck A, Thierauf-Emberger A, Schürch S, Weinmann W.
    Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) detected in blood für 3 to 12 days after single consumption of alcohol – a drinking study with 16 volunteers. Int J Legal Med. 2017; 131(1):153-60.
  • Thierauf-Emberger A, Franz A, Auwärter V, Huppertz LM.
    Detection of the ethanol consumption markers ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate in urine samples from inmates oft wo German prisons. Int J Legal Med. 2016; 130(2):387-91.
  • Huppertz LM, Gunsilius L, Lardi C, Weinmann W, Thierauf-Emberger A.
    Influence of Gilbert’s syndrome on the formation of ethyl glucuronide. Int J Legal Med. 2015; 129(5):1005-10.
  • Bielefeld L, Auwärter V, Pollak S, Thierauf-Emberger A.
    Differences between the measured blood ethanol concentration and the estimated concentration by Widmark’s equation in elderly persons. Forensic Sci Int. 2015; 247:23-7.