The Department of Forensic Toxicology - the first of its kind in Europe - was established in 1872 to pursue investigations in the field of forensic toxicology.

Its mission has remained unchanged since, in particular, qualitative and quantitative measurement of drugs, psychoactive compounds, pharmaceuticals and various poisons by methods of analytical chemistry from biological samples from the living and the deceased.

15 laboratories and various service units are available for this purpose.
Expert investigatons take place in around 10.000-11.000 cases annually by mandate of the authorities (police, courts, prosecutor's office).


Head of the Department of Forensic Toxicology

Dr Gábor Süvegh forensic chemist

International relations 

  •  TIAFT  - we are active members of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) >>visit website
  •  ENFSI DWG  - we participate in conferences of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) Drugs Working Group >>visit website

Contact for international relations

  • Dr Előd Hidvégi