The core facility is comprised of two nodes both located at Oslo University Hospital; Institute for Surgical Research (Gaustad) and Institute for Experimental Medical Research (Ullevål). Both nodes have state-of-the-art equipment, and leading expertise and capabilities in conducting large animal research, including anaesthesia, hemodynamic monitoring, and surgery. The researchers at both nodes of the core facility have extensive experience in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology (including cardiac ischemia), gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology and cerebral ischemia. The core facility will also be working to provide methodologies (vectors) for gene transfer (e.g. adeno-associated virus) and to provide robust and validated disease models (e.g. ascending aortic constriction in pigs for chronic pressure overload of the heart) in large animals.
Scientists seeking help to plan and conduct large animal research as part of their research projects may contact the leader of one of the two nodes of the core facility for more information and to make appointment for a project meeting:
- Professor Håvard Attramadal, Institute for Surgical Research, Oslo University Hospital (Gaustad)
Ph. 23071396 (direct) or 23073520 (secretary)
e-mail: havard.attramadal at medisin.uio.no
- Professor Ivar Sjaastad, Institute for Experimental Medical Research, Oslo University Hospital (Ullevål)
Ph. 23016800 (direct) or 22016800 (secretary)
e-mail: ivar.sjaastad at medisin.uio.no