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Published: 31.08.2020

Exploring the role of the individual's genetic profile on the susceptibility to COVID-19

Project leader Noomi Odmarsdóttir Gregersen

Resumé In this project we will initiate genetic research on the COVID-19 outbreak on the Faroe Islands. The opportunities to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to form an overview of the infection patterns of all COVID-19 infected in the Faroe Islands so far puts us in a unique position in the research context. The modern Faroese community, which has a special demographic history, may act as a "mini-laboratory" with all the available knowledge and resources to combat the pandemic. We believe that a greater 

Project period 24.04.2020-01.07.2021

Team The Genetic Biobank of the Faroe Islands, the University of the Faroe Islands, the National Hospital and the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health

Funding COVID-19 funding from the Research Council and the Genetic Biobank of the Faroe Islands

Contact noomi@fargen.fo

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