Dr. Rafał Skowronek (MD) is physician working as forensic medical examiner/forensic pathologist in Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Toxicology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. His Ph.D. Thesis is based on the studies on mechanism regulating expression of hormone-dependent cytochromes P450 in the rat liver under conditions of the pituitary desensitization caused by gonadoliberin analogs. Scientifically and professionally, he is also interested in drugs of abuse, including new psychoactive substances (NPS), poisonings with medicines, narcotics and toxic gases and problem of drug interactions. He has numerous publications in prestigious journals and various presentations in both national and international conferences. He is member of numerous scientific societies, such as Polish Society of Forensic Medicine and Criminology, Polish Society of Toxicology, Polish Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry and European Association for Forensic Entomology (EAFE).
Molecular Toxicology; Drug Metabolism (specially by cytochromes P450); Forensic and Clinical Toxicology; Forensic Pathology; Forensic Entomology.