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I have served as the principal investigator on many scientific projects in the Faroe Islands and has been successful in attracting funding to research projects. Her initial work focused on the epidemiology of environmental exposures on human health and disease risk. Subsequently, she has also focused on the rich genealogy of the Faroese population, and how genetics might contribute to disease susceptibility, progression and/or response to treatment, especially with focus on Parkinson’s disease, and in recent years Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and essential tremor. Recently, I have embarked on aging research in healthy people through the Faroese Septuagenarian cohort where a 10-year follow-up has been completed and a wealth of data is collected. Futher, in Sep 2021 I initiated a study among nonagenarians assessing their health and medication use. In addition to my own research projects, I am involved in, and have a comprehensive knowledge of, the Faroese child cohorts and other cohorts at the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health, and continues to work on the effects of environmental exposure at different time points on different health outcomes, mainly male reproduction. The last 1½ year, I have also been involved in COVID-19 research in the Faroe Islands.
My work takes a holistic approach to gather and integrate Faroese data on human health, epidemiology, environmental exposures and genetics. Thus, my scientific focus areas include neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, essential tremor), healthy aging, epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, genetics, gene-environment interactions, pharmacology, COVID-19 and cancer.
I have been teaching at Bachelor and Master level at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands. The topics include pharmacology, genetics, toxicology, research ethics, neurodegenerative diseases, and genetic research. I have been supervising more than 10 master students and I am currently supervising three PhD students (2019-2021)
I have developed and organizing a PhD course ‘R for statistics - basic course in the statistical program R and R Studio’ and a master course ‘Neurodegenerative diseases’.
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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, Gene-environment interaction: PCB and mercury exposure, P450 enzymes and Parkinson’s disease in the Faroe Islands, University of Southern Denmark
May 2004 → Oct 2008
Award Date: 6 Mar 2009
Master, Drug metabolism among Faroese regarding the enzyme activity of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19, The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1 Sept 1998 → 30 Jan 2004
Award Date: 30 Jan 2004
Senior researcher , Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Heath
Jan 2017 → …
Post doc, Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Heath
Aug 2011 → Dec 2014
Researcher, Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Heath
Aug 2008 → 2011
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Tracing the true prevalence of COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands: COVID-19 dark numbers in the Faroe Islands / Hvussu nógv fólk í Føroyum hava andevni í blóðinum móti koronavirusi?
1/04/20 → …
7010 Covid in the Faroe Islands - Examinations of Infection Rates, Symptoms, and Antibodies of Covid Patients in the Faroe Islands
17/04/20 → 18/05/22
10-Year Follow-up of the Original Faroese Septuagenarian Cohort: Focus on Frailty and Association With All-cause MortalityEliasen, E. H., Weihe, P., Debes, F., Tróndarson, M. & Petersen, M. S., 2023, In: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine. 9, p. 1-9 9 p.
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Kristiansen, M. F., Mikkelsen, R. M., Kristiansdóttir, T., Andorsdóttir, G., Hansen, S. Ó., Steig, B. Á., Nielsen, K. R., Petersen, M. S. & Strøm, M., 2 Feb 2023, In: International Journal of Cancer. 152, 10, p. 2090–2098 9 p.
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MJFF Global Genetic Parkinson's Disease Study Group, 24 Jan 2023, In: Movement Disorders. 38, 2, p. 286-303 18 p.
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Johannesen, H. L., Andersen, S., Andersen, S. L., Nielsen, K. R., Weihe, P. M., Petersen, M. S. & Veyhe, A. S., 8 Feb 2023, In: Journal of Nutritional Science. 12, 7 p.
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Outcomes of uncomplicated assistive devices with older people: A pretest-post-test intervention study in a small communityJacobsen, T. B., Haanes, G. G. & Petersen, M. S., 9 Mar 2023, In: Technology and Disability. 35, 1, p. 43-51 9 p.
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