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Jónrit Halling is a pharmacist and holds a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology. She is Associate Professor in molecular biology at The University of the Faroe Islands and collaborates closely with the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. She has worked primarily with pharmacogenetics, human epidemiology and environmental exposures. Besides being involved in several projects taking place at the University and also at the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health, her work is focusing on gene-environmental interactions in autism. She is working on the ongoing Faroese autism project in close collaboration with Professor Christopher Gillberg, Professor Thomas Bourgeron and the Faroese Genetic Biobank.

Photo: Maria Skaalum Petersen



Weihe, P., Debes, F., Halling, J., Petersen, M.S., Muckle, G., Odland, J.Ø.,... Bonefeld-Jørgensen E. (2016). Health effects associated with measured levels of contaminants in the Arctic. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 75, 33805.

Weihe, P., Bjerregaard, P., Bonefeld-Jørgensen, E., Dudarev, A., Halling, J., Hansen, S., ... Bergdahl. I. (2016). Overview of ongoing cohort and dietary studies in the Arctic. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 75, 33803


Kočovská, E., Andorsdóttir, G., Weihe, P., Halling, J., Fernell, E., Stóra T, ... Gillberg, C. (2014). Vitamin D in the General Population of Young Adults with Autism in the Faroe Islands. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2996-3005.


Pedersen, R.S., Brasch-Andersen, C., Sim, S.C., Bergmann, T.K., Halling, J., Petersen, M.S., ... Ingelman-Sundberg, M. (2010). Linkage disequilibrium between the CYP2C19*17 allele and wildtype CYP2C8 and CYP2C9 alleles: identification of CYP2C haplotypes in healthy Nordic populations. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 66, 1199-1205.


Halling, J., Weihe, P., & Brosen, K. (2008). The CYP2D6 polymorphism in relation to the metabolism of amitriptyline and nortriptyline in the Faroese population. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 65, 134-138.


Petersen, M.S., Halling, J., Damkier, P., Nielsen, F., Grandjean, P., Weihe, P., & Brøsen, K. (2006). Caffeine N3-demethylation (CYP1A2) in a population with an increased exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 62, 1041-1048.


Halling, J., Petersen, M.S., Damkier, P., Nielsen, F., Grandjean, P., Weihe, P., &  Brøsen, K. (2005). Polymorphism of CYP2D6, CYP2C19, CYP2C9 and CYP2C8 in the Faroese population. 61, 491-497.


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