Genetic Research Projects

Genetic Research Projects

2015

25. Familjukanning av Parkinsons sjúku
– started in July 2015
Clinical Reponsible: Pál M. Weihe, yvirlækni
Granskingarleiðari: Maria Skaalum Petersen, PhD

24. Demens/Alzheimers sjúka í Føroyum – ein genetisk, umhvørvis og ættarbands kanning
– started in July 2015
Clinical Reponsible: Pál M. Weihe, yvirlækni
Granskingarleiðari: Maria Skaalum Petersen, PhD

23. Prenatal methyl mercury exposure and vitamin D levels in relation to autism
– started in June 2015
Clinical Reponsible: Tormóður Stórá, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Granskari: Jónrit Halling, heiliráðfrøðingur, PhD, Deildina fyri Arbeiðs- og almenna Heilsu

22. Susceptibility and outcome in invasive meningococcal disease in a genetically homogenous population (MeFcocc study) – kanning av fólki, ið áður hava havt meningokoksjúku
– started in Mai 2015
Clinical Reponsible: Shahin Gaini, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
PhD verkætlan: Gunhild Helmsdal, PhD student

21. The Genetic and Functional Analysis of Faroese Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Families
– started in Mai 2015
Clinical Reponsible: Bjarni á Steig, yvirlækni, Landsjúkrahúsið
Granskingarleiðari: Professor Lars Fugger, yvirlækni, Oxford university
PhD verkætlan: Søren Færgemann, PhD student

20. Grøn stær (glaukom) í Føroyska fólkinum
– started in April 2015
Clinical Reponsible: Elin Holm, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Granskingarleiðari: Professor Thomas Rosenberg, yvirlækni, Københavns universitet

2013

19. Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in the Faroe Islands: Pathogens, Resistance and Clinical Infections (FAPRI study)
– started in October 2013
Clinical Reponsible: Shahin Gaini, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

18. Familjukanning av Parkinsons sjúku
– started in July 2013
Clinical Reponsible: Pál M. Weihe, Senior Hospital Physician
Principle Investigator: Maria Skaalum Petersen, PhD

17. 3MCC in the Faroe Islands
– started in April 2013
Clinical Reponsible: Bjarni á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes Principle
Investigator: Jan Rasmussen, Junior Doctor og Jákup Andrias Thomsen, Junior Doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes

2012

16. Autisma – samspæl millum ílegur og umhvørvi
– started in Dec. 2012
Clinical Reponsible: Tórmóður Stórá, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator: Christoffer Gillberg, professari, Team: Eva Kocovská, psykolog, Elsubeth M. Fossadal, medical doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes, Jónrit Halling, scientist, the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health and Rannvá Biskopsstø, psykolog.

15. Heilsustøðan hjá berarum av GSD3a í Føroyum
– started in Nov. 2012
Clinical Reponsible: Bjarni á Steig, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator: Rúna Olsen, Junior Doctor.

14. Sjúkuílegur (sjúkugenir) innan psykiskar sjúkur hjá føroyingum, manio-depressiva sjúku
– started in Sept. 2012
Clinical Reponsible: Tórmóður Stórá, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator: August Wang, Senior Hospital Physician.

13. Multipel Sklerosa
– started in March 2012
Clinical Reponsible: Bjarni á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator: Egon Stenager, Senior Hospital Physician, Kirsten Kyvik and Ph.D student Stefanie Binzer, Sydvestjysk Skleroseklinik, Denmark og Jan Hillert, Professor, Karolinska Institut, Swedeni.

12. Psoriasis
– started in February 2012
Clinical Reponsible: dr. med. Gregor Jemec, Senior Hospital Physician National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator: Ole Birger V. Pedersen, PhD., Senior Hospital Physician Rigshospitalet, scientist at Copenhagen University

2009-2011

11. Genetic progressive encephalopathy in the Faroe Islands
– started in April 2011
Clinical Reponsible: Fróði Joensen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator: Elsebet Østergaard, ph.d., Junior Doctor, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

10. Parkinson
– started in Jan. 2011
Clinical Reponsible: Pál M. Weihe, Senior Hospital Physician, Department of Occupational and Public Health, Faroese Hospital System.
Principle Investigator: Maria Skaalum Petersen, PhD

9. Idiopathic generalised epilepsi in the Faroes
– expected to start in Dec. 2009
Clinical Responsible: Absalon Eysturoy, Junior Doctor, Nationa Hospital of the Faroes
Principal investigator: Helle Hjalgrim, Senior Hospital Physician, PhD, Epilepsihospitalet Dianalund, Denmark.

8. Anosmia
– started in March 2009
Clinical Responsible: Bjarki Ellefsen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle investigator: Helena Gásdal Sørensen, M.Sc., Wilhelm Johansen Centret, Panum Institutet, Denmark.

2007-2008

7. Lethal Familial Syndrome
– started in Oct. 2008
Clinical Responsible: Ulrike Steuerwald, MD, MPH, Senior Hospital Physician, Department of Occupational and Public Health, Faroese Hospital System
Principle Investigator/Research Leader: Pr Stanislas Lyonnet, MD, PhD, Université Paris Decartes/Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, France.

6. Multipel Sklerosa
– stated in August 2008
Clinical Responsible: Bjarke á Rógvi-Hansen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator/Research Leader: Stefanie Binzer, MD-student, Brigthon & Sussex Medical School, UK in cooperation with Egon Stenager, Senior Hospital Physician, Sydvestjysk Skleroseklinik, Denmark and Jan Hillert, Professor, Karolinska Institut, Sweden.

5. Autisma
– started in April 2008
Clinical Responsible: Tórmóður Stórá, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principle Investigator/Research Leader: Prof. Christopher Gillberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

4. Psoriasis
– will start in 2011
Clinical Responsible: dr. med. Gregor Jemec, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes Principal Investigator/Research Leader: Ole Birger V. Pedersen, PhD, Rigshospitalet Denmark.

3. Schizofrenia & Bipolar disease
– started in August 2008
Clinical Responsible: Gunhild Isfeldt, MD, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principal Investigator/Research Leader: dr.med August G. Wang, Senior Hospital Physician, Amager Hospital, Denmark

2. Panic Anxiety
– started in November 2007
Clinical Responsible: Gunhild Isfeldt, MD, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principal Investigator/Research Leader: dr.med August G. Wang, Senior Hospital Physician, Amager Hospital, Denmark

1. Four eye-diseases
(Retinitis pigmentosa, Nanoftalmus, Albinismus oculi og Bardet-Biedl syndrom)
Clinical Responsible: Kaj Vilhelmsen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes
Principal Investigator/Research Leader: dr. med. Thomas Rosenberg, Kennedy Institute, Denmark & Prof. Gal, Hamburg.

Epidemiology & Preparatory Projects

2014-2015

25. Pilotproject – Amyotrofisk lateral sklerose (ALS) – Epidemiology, genetics and heredity
– start June 2015
Clinical Reponsible: Bjarni á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

24. Cancer mammae and PCB in umbilical cords blood
– start November 2014
Clinical Reponsible: Bjarni á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

23. Characterizing Spondyloarthritis Subtypes in the faroese population
– start November 2014
Clinical Reponsible: Pero Sore, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

22. Celiac disease in the Faroe Islands. Epidemiology, genetics and heredity
– started in September 2014
Clinical Responsible: Kári Rubek Nielsen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

21. A statistical preinvestigation of variation in whole-genome DNA-sequence data from a small subset of the Faroese population
– not started
Clinical Responsible: Bjarni á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

20. Monitoring and quality tests of quality of antithrombotic treatment at the National Hospital, Faroe Islands
started in March 2014
Clinical Responsible: Rudi Kollslíð, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

19. Glaucoma in the Faroe Islands. Epidemiology, genetics and heredity
– started in March 2014
Clinical Responsible: Kaj Vilhelmsen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

18. Familial hypercholesterolemia in the Faroe Islands – Epidemiology, genetics and heredity
– started in February 2014
Clinical Responsible: Rudi Kollslíð, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

17. A preclinical study of phosphodiesterase 8A as a therapeutic target for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
– started in January 2014
Clinical Responsible: Maciej Kaminski, Senior Hospital Physician, PhD, National Hospital of the Faroes Principle Investigator: Amanda Vang, PhD and Kári Rubek Nielsen, Senior Hospital Physician

2010-2013

16. Epidemiology. Carnitin as nutritional supplements in pregnancy and birthgiving
– started in February 2013
Clinical Reponsible: Katrin Kallsberg, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

15. Glycogen Storage Disease III Family Study
– started in December 2011
Clinical Reponsible: Bjarni á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

14. An epidemiological study of suspected Neuronal cerioid lipofusinosis cases (NCL)
– started in December 2010
Clinical Reponsible: Ulrike Steuerwald, DfAA

13. Alopecia Areata Family Study
– expected to start in July 2010
Clinical Reponsible: Lars Erik Bryld, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

12. An epidemiological study of Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis in the Faroes
– started in April 2010
Clinical Reponsible: Kári Rubek Nielsen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

11. MS Epidemiology
– started in Jan, 2010
Clinical Reponsible: Absalon Eysturoy, junior doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes
Advisor: Dr. Poul Joensen, National Hospital of the Faroes

2009-2007

10. CTD epidemiology & Health Status of heterozygous carnitine transporter deficiency (CTD) casis in the Faroe Islands with special focus on arrhythmias
Clinical Responsible: Jan Rasmussen, Junior Doctor and Jona Hansen, Junior Doctor

9. Indicens of thyriod diseases in the Faroe Islands
– expected to start in Nov. 2009
Clinical Responsible: Amalia Danielsen, Junior Doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes
Advisors: Jens Andreasen, Staff Specialst Doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes. Hans Perrild, Senior Hospital Physician, Head of Department, Nils Knudsen, Senior Hospital Physician, PhD, Bispebjerg Hospital, Denmark.

8. Epidemiology c. mammae in the Faroes 1984-2009
– expected to start in Nov. 2009
Clinical Responsible: Tordis Chistiansen, Internship Doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes
Advisor: Anne Marie Gerdes, Senior Hospital Physician, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

7. Pendred Syndrom
– started in February 2009
Clinical Responsible: Bjarki Ellefsen, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

6. Ovarian-cancer
– started in Oct. 2008
Clinical Responsible: Steintóra Samuelsen, Senior Hospital Physician & Diana Reynstind, MD, Junior Doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes

5. Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
– started in Oct. 2008
Clinical Responsible: Absalon Eysturoy, MD, Junior Doctor, National Hospital of the Faroes

4. HUS
– started in June 2008
Clinical Responsible: Torkil á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician, National Hospital of the Faroes

3. Cardiomyopathy (HOCM) project
– started in April 2008
Clinical Responsible Hans Petur Nielsen, Senior Hospital Physician, Hospital of Suðuroy

2. Pathology-registration project
– started in Dec. 2007
Clinical Responsible: Maciej Kaminski, Senior Hospital Physician, PhD, National Hospital of the Faroes

1. Malignant Haematological Disorders
– started in Sept. 2007
Clinical Responsible: Bjarni á Steig, Senior Hospital Physician, Head of Department, National Hospital of the Faroes

PhD Research Projects

Ongoing projects

Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in the Faroe Islands: Pathogens, Resistance and Clinical Infections (FAPRI study)
Marija T. Markovic, Cand.med., Ph.D. stud. Landssjúkrahúsinum/Syddansk Universitet.
Started 2013

Susceptibility and outcome in invasive meningococcal disease in a genetically homogenous population (MeFcocc study) – kanning av fólki, ið áður hava havt meningokoksjúku.
Gunhild Helmsdal, Cand.med, Ph.D. stud. Landssjúkrahúsinum/Syddansk Universitet.
Started 2015

Familial hypercholesterolemia on the Faroe Islands
Sanna á Borgi, Cand.med., Ph.D. stud. Landssjúkrahúsinum/Ålborg Universitetshospital.
Started 2017

Malnutrition in surgical patients in the Faroe Islands:Screening and post-discharge nutrition and resistance training
F
øðslutrot hjá skurðsjúklingum í Føroyum
Poula Paturson, Cand.scient., Ph.D. stud. Landssjúkrahúsinum/Københavns Universitet.
Started 2017

Psoriasis – Fenotypur og genotypur – hjá føroyingum – kanning av føroyska fólkinum
Ester Weihe Jacobsen, Cand.med., Ph.D. stud. Landssjúkrahúsinum/Københavns Universitet.
Started 2017