Frøydis Gillund

Title: Scientist (10 %)
Phone: +47 77 64 69 58
Mobile: +47 94 86 22 25

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Frøydis Gillund has a Masters Degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Life Sciences (Ås) and an undergraduate degree in Development Studies from Oslo University College. She started as a PhD student at GenØk – Centre for Biosafety in 2006. Title of her PhD thesis is: “Mapping Uncertainties in Policy-Relevant Science – Treating Modern Biotechnology in Aquaculture with precautions.” Frøydis is particularly interested in dealing with scientific uncertainty in research and decision making, scientific disagreements and experts’ role in risk assessment and decision-making, participatory methods of risk assessment, and ethical and social issues related to the use of genetically modified organisms. Her dissertation dealt with scientists and decision makers’ understanding and management of scientific uncertainty associated with the use of modern biotechnology in aquaculture with a special focus on DNA vaccines and genetically modified feed. After completing her PhD degree Frøydis has worked as a researcher at GenØk, at the Department for Society, Ethics and Ecology (SEED). Her research concerns various issues related to the introduction of genetically modified potatoes with increased resistance to late blight in Norway. In addition, she has since 2010 been the scientific coordinator for GenØk’s biosafety courses, both in Tromsø and in different parts of the world. From January 2012 to Frøydis will be working as a postdoctoral researcher on the project: “Genetically Modified Potato Late Blight Resistance with – Deliberate Examination of Sustainability, Ethical and Social Aspects”.


Gillund, F.T., Nordgaard, L., Bøhn, T., Konestabo, S. H., Wikmark, O.G., Hilbeck, A. (2014). Selection of non-target testing organisms for ERA of GM potato with increased resistance to late blight. Eur. J. Potato Research, 56, (4), pp 293-324 DOI: 10.1007/s11540-013-9245-x

Gillund, F., Utskarpen, A., Myhr, A.I. (2014) Bærekraft ved dyrking av tørråteresistent GM potet. Biosafety Report, 2014/03

Gillund, F., Hilbeck, A., Wikmark, O.G., Nordgård, L. and Bøhn T (2013) Genetically Modified Potato with Increased Resistance to P. infestans – Selecting Test Species for Environmental Impact Assessment on Non-Target Organisms. Updated and extended version of Biosafety Report 2011/5. GenØk Biosafety Report 2013/05

Gillund, F., Hilbeck, A. and Wikmark, O.G. (2011) Genetically Modified Potato with Increased Resistance to P. infestans – Selecting Test Species for Environmental Impact Assessment on Non-Target Organisms. GenØk Biosafety Report 2011/05

Wickson, F., Gillund, F., and Myhr, A.I. (2012). Tratando as nanopartículas com precaução: reconhecendo a incerteza qualitativa na avaliação científica do risco. Política & Sociedade 11(20): 171-204.

Gillund, F and Myhr, A.I. (2010). Perspectives on Salmon Feed: A Deliberative Assessment of Several Alternative Feed Resources. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. DOI 10.1007/s10806-010-9237-7

Gillund, F. Tonheim, T. Myhr, A.I. and Dalmo R., (2009) Introduction of DNA vaccines in aquaculture: Prospects and constraints. In Aquaculture Microbiology and Biotechnology; Volume 1, Montet D. and Ray, R.C. (eds) Science Publishers, Inc, NH, USA. pp. 159 – 183

Gillund, F., Dalmo, R., Tonheim, T.C., Seternes, T. & Myhr, A.I. 2008. DNA vaccination in aquaculture — Expert judgments of impacts on environment and fish health. Aquaculture 284: 25-34

Gillund, F., Kjølberg, K.A., Krayer von Krauss, M. & Myhr, A.I. 2008. Do uncertainty analyses reveal uncertainties? Using the introduction of DNA vaccines to aquaculture as a case. Science of The Total Environment 407: 185 -196

Gillund, F. og Myhr A.I.(2007) Vitenskapelig usikkerhet – etiske utfordringer for forskning og forvaltning. Etikk i Praksis / Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics. 99- 122

Kvakkestad V, Gillund F, Kjølberg KA, Vatn A (2007) Scientists` perspectives on the deliberative release of GM crops. Environmental Values 16:79-104

Gillund, F and Myhr, A. I. (2006) Uncertainty and precaution; challenges and implications for science and policy of DNA vaccines in aquaculture. Ethics and the policy of food, Kaiser, M. Lien, M. (eds) pp 180- 184, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

Kvakkestad V, Gillund F, Kjølberg, KA (2005) Stor uenighet blant forskere i Skandinavia om miljøeffekter av å dyrke genmodifiserte planter. Forskningsnytt 3: 9-10

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Gillund, F. (2015) GM-potet kan gjøre potetbonden mer bærekraftig

Utskarpen, A. (2013) Nytt gen mot pengesluk. Intervju i Genialt 2- 2013

Cuhra, M., Gillund, F og Myhr, A (2013) Godt for gir god laks. Kronikk i Nordlys 23.09.13

Gillund, F (2011). I Avgjørelsens time. Leserinnlegg i Klasse Kampen, 23.11.11

Gillund, F. and Myhr A. I. (2010). Mange veier til bedre viten. Kronikk i Nordlys 29.09.10

Gillund, F (2010). Et spørsmål om objektivitet. Kronikk i Nordlys 21.01.10

Gillund, F (2009) Hva nå gener? Fra Allmakt til identitetskrise. Replikk 27: 13- 19.