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Bogi Eliasen

Director of Health, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

Bogi Eliasen is an associated partner at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. He comes from the Faroe Islands and is educated in Political Science from the University of Aarhus.

Bogi has been employed in the Faroe Business Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a consultant over the last ten years for politicians, the public sector and private companies. He calls himself a knowledge broker whose expertise lies in combining various fields of knowledge.

Bogi Eliasen has participated in many North Atlantic / Arctic projects and has a deep knowledge of Latin America, particularly Peru and Brazil, where he has lived for two years. Since 2009, Bogi has been the project manager for the ambitious genome project FarGen, which aims at whole genome sequencing the entire population of the Faroe Islands in order to research and develop opportunities in genetics.

In the international genetic world Bogi is known for his strong network, his ability to communicate complex issues and for promoting FarGen: the need to have a holistic approach to genomics in order to make it usable in future healthcare.