Sunnvør K. í Kongsstovu
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Molecular biologist with a special interest in genetics, bioinformatics and biodiversity.

Main research interest is the use of molecular and bioinformatic tools to describe the genetic/genomic biodiversity of the Faroe Islands, and to use this information to help people and to manage our resources sustainably.

Research interests

Genetics, genomics, population genetics, bioinformatics, biodiversity, fisheries and marine ecology.



Molecular Cell Biology I

Molecular Cell Biology II

Bioinformatics in Practice


Molecular Laboratory Methods 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Molecular Life Sciences, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

2 Jan 201614 May 2020

Award Date: 14 May 2020

Master, Human Molecular Genetics, Imperial College London

15 Aug 20131 Nov 2014

Award Date: 1 Nov 2014

Bachelor, Biological Sciences (Cell and Molecular Biology), Heriot-Watt University

2 Sept 20092 Jun 2013

Award Date: 2 Jun 2013


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