Short CV/Education and training

  • 1962 – 1970
    Fichtegymnasium (grammar school) in Karlsruhe, Germany

  • 1970
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1970 – 1976
    Heidelberg University

  • 1970
    Diplom degree in mathematics

  • 1977 – 1981
    Heidelberg University

  • 1981 – 1982
    Practical training at ICI Pharmaceutical

  • 1982

  • 1982 – 1992
    Research assistant at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Heidelberg University

  • 1986
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.)

  • 1992
    Research associate in toxicology at the Institute of Legal Medicine and Traffic Medicine, Heidelberg University

  • 1999
    Forensic toxicologist, Society of Toxicological and Forensic Chemistry (GTFCh)

  • 2000
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and university teaching employment

  • Since 2000
    Professor at Heidelberg University

Selected publications

  • Garcia Boy, R., Mattern, R., Skopp, G.: Blut-Serum-Verteilung von MDMA und MDA – Ein Vergleich von in vitro ermittelten Werten mit authentischem Probenmaterial. In: Hennighausen, R., Mattern, R. (Hg.), Verkehrsmedizin. Neueste Erkenntnisse im gesamten Spektrum. Kirschbaum Verlag, Bonn, 2009. S. 49-52.

  • Skopp, G.: Postmortem toxicology: Artifacts. In: Jamieson, A., Moenssens, A. (Eds), Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, 2009. S. 1-22.

  • Skopp, G.: Psychopharmaka in der Forensischen Toxikologie – Vitale und postmortale Befunde. In: Pragst, F., Arndt, T.: Toxikologie psychisch aktiver Substanzen. Verlag GTFCh-Symposium, Jena, 2009. S. 39-51.

  • Dettling, A. et al.: A regression model applied to gender-specific ethanol elimination rates from blood and breath measurements in non-alcoholics. In: Int J Legal Med 123, 2009. S. 381-385.

  • Ferreirós, N. et al.: Fatal and severe codeine intoxication in 3-year-old twins – interpretation of drug and metabolite concentrations. In: Int J Legal Med 123, 2009. S. 387-394.

  • Garcia Boy, R. et al.: A comparison between experimental and authentic blood/serum ratios of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine. In: J Anal Toxicol 33, 2009. S. 283-286.

  • Gnann, H. et al.: Selective detection of phosphatidylethanol homologues in blood as biomarkers for alcohol consumption by LC-ESI-MS/MS. In: J Mass Spectrom 44, 2009. S. 1293-1299.

  • Gronewold, A. et al.: Doxepin and nordoxepin concentrations in body fluids and tissues in doxepin associated deaths. In: Forensic Sci Int 190, 2009. S. 74-79.

  • Hermann, D. et al.: Decision making of heavy cannabis users on the Iowa Gambling Task: stronger association with THC of hair analysis than with personality traits of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire. In: Eur Addict Res 15, 2009. S. 94-98.

  • Oechsler, S. et al: Has the transdermal patch gone up in smoke? A fatal fentanyl intoxication. In: Arch Kriminol 224, 2009. S. 26-35.

  • Paul, L.D., Mußhoff, F.: Untergruppe – Richtlinienerstellung des AK Qualitätssicherung (Aebi B, Auwärter V, Krämer T, Peters FT, Skopp G, Aderjan R, Herbold M, Schmitt G, Thieme D, Tönnes S; Mitglieder des Arbeitskreises Qualitätssicherung unter dem Vorsitz von Rochholz G (Andresen H, Auwärter V, Becker J, Beike J; Briellmann T, Bussemas HH, Erdmann F, Hanke M, Kreutzberg S, Krüger G, Mußhoff F, Paul LD, Peters FT, Schmitt G, Skopp G, Toennes S, ehemaliger Vorsitzender, ausgeschieden: von Meyer L.) Richtlinie der GTFCh zur Qualitätssicherung bei forensisch-toxikologischen Untersuchungen (2009) Toxichem + Krimtech 76, S. 142-176.

Selected projects

  • DRUID Project

  • Baden-Württemberg competency project: alcohol markers

  • Interaction studies (DFG)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Society for Legal Medicine

  • Society for Toxicological and Forensic Chemistry (GTFCh)

  • Pharmacists' Association

  • Patrons of Heidelberg University

  • The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT)

  • German Society for Traffic Medicine (DGVM)

  • Member of the Commission on Legal Limits

  • Scientific advisory board of the journals Rechtsmedizin (Legal Medicine) and International Journal of Legal Medicine

Additional qualifications

  • Forensic toxicologist, Society of Toxicological and Forensic Chemistry (GTFCh)

  • Diplom degree in mathematics


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