Cover-Pages from IEMR-annual report 2013

Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR)

Institutt for eksperimentell medisinsk forskning (IEMF):
Head of Institute: Professor Ole M. Sejersted, MD, Ph.D.

Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR),
Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål
PB 4956 Nydalen, NO-0424 Oslo, Norway

Visiting address:
Kirkeveien 166 (Ullevål sykehus), Building 7, 4th floor

Phone: +47 23 01 68 00 Fax: +47 23 01 67 99

Please read the documents:
- Research Groups & Available Methods
- IEMR Annual report 2013


Latest publication (March 2014)

Maria Vistnes, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Ida G. Lunde, Ivar Sjaastad, Cathrine R. Carlson, Geir Christensen

Pentosan Polysulfate Decreases Myocardial Expression of the Extracellular Matrix Enzyme ADAMTS4 and Improves Cardiac Function In Vivo in Rats Subjected to Pressure
Overload by Aortic Banding

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PLoS ONE 9(3): e89621. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089621

Andres Neset 5x7 300dpi.

Doctoral Thesis: 3rd of February, 2014 Andres Neset will defend his thesis for the degree of Ph.D.. (philosophiae doctor )

Prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Trial lecture: Hjertelungeredning av barn utenfor sykehus.

Trial lecture: 3. february, 2014, 10:15 am
Dissertation: 3. february, 2014, 13:15 pm

Venue: Red Auditorium, 1st floor, Laboratory Building (Bldg. 25), Oslo University Hospital Ullevål

Supervisor: Professor Jo Kramer-Johansen, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

MRM Vol. 71 Issue 2

Latest publication (December 2013)

Unwrapping eddy current compensation: improved compensation of eddy current induced baseline shifts in high-resolution phase-contrast MRI at 9.4 Tesla

Emil K. S. Espe, Lili Zhang, and Ivar Sjaastad

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013; DOI 10.1002/mrm.25023

Journal of Applied Physiology 115 home_cover

Latest publication (November 2013)

Long-term levosimendan treatment improves systolic function and myocardial relaxation in mice with cardiomyocyte-specific disruption of the SERCA2 gene

Vigdis Hillestad, Frank Kramer, Stefan Golz, Andreas Knorr, Kristin B. Andersson, and Geir Christensen

in Journal of Applied Physiology

J Appl Physiol 115: 1572–1580, 2013

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Residencia de Estudiantes

IEMR Annual Institute Seminar; Madrid 2013

The joint seminar between Institute for Experimental Medical Research and Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas "Alberto Sols" was held at Residencia de Estudiantes, one of the most prominent cultural centres in the city of Madrid. Situated in a meeting place open to creativity, intellectual and interdisciplinary dialogue, we discussed: Ion Channels, Diastolic Properties of the heart, Matrix Biology, and Protein - Protein interactions.
In additions we spent days of cultural and soscial activities.

Thank you very much to Carmen Valenzuela, Investigador Científico, for the coordination!

FEBS is the Federation of the Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Young Investigator Award, FEBS 2013

Kate Herum received the "Federation of the Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Young Investigator Award" for the presentation: "Syndecan-4 promotes myocardial stiffness by regulating myofibroblast differentiation and extracellular matrix structure in response to pressure overload" at FEBS Advanced Lecture Course - Matrix Pathobiology, Signaling and Molecular Targets, Kos, 26 September - 1 October, 2013

The best 3 abstracts received the "FEBS-MPST2013 Young Investigator Award" at the end of the course.

Acta Anaesthesiol. Scand.

Latest publication (October 2013)

Andres Neset, Trond Nordseth, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Lars Wik and Theresa Olasveengen

Effects of adrenaline on rhythm transitions in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Acta Anaesthesiol. Scand.
doi: 10.1111/aas.12184

Journal of Applied Physiology

Latest publication (October 2013)

Vigdis Hillestad, Frank Kramer, Stefan Golz, Andreas Knorr, Kristin B. Andersson and Geir Christensen

Long-term levosimendan treatment improves systolic function and myocardial relaxation in mice with cardiomyocyte-specific disruption of the SERCA2 gene

J. Appl. Physiol.

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (Espe)

Latest publication (September 2013)

Emil K.S. Espe, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Kristine Skårdal, Jürgen E. Schneider, Lili Zhang and Ivar Sjaastad

Novel insight into the detailed myocardial motion and deformation of the rodent heart using high-resolution phase contrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 15:82
Accepted for publication: September 3, 2013

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11th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure

Prize winners of the Poster Session

Posters from our Institute which got first prize during the
11th Annual CHFR Symposium:

Ida Gjervold Lunde: Clinical and Experimental Aortic Stenosis; Attenuation of Activated Pro-Hypertrophic NFAT Transcription Factor Isoforms During Reverse Remodeling
Ravinea Manotheepan: Exercise training reduces Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II dependent phosphorylation of the cardiac ryanodine receptor and Ca2+ leak from the sarcoplasmic reticulum in mice with mutant cardiac ryanodine receptor 2
Anett H. Ottesen: Secretoneurin is a Novel Endogenous CaMKIIδ inhibitor that Regulates Cardiomyocyte Calcium Handling and is Closely Associated with Mortality in Patients with Acute Heart Failure
Vigdis Hillestad: IL-18 neutralization during alveolar hypoxia improves left ventricular diastolic function and partly prevents right ventricular hypertrophy

Other posters from our Institute which were ranked top 3 in their sessions, were presented by: Kate M. Herum, Jonas Skogestad

More information: Center for Heart Failure Research

Ida Gjervold Lunde 2013

His Majesty the King’s gold medal 2013

Ida Gjervold Lunde, is awarded His Majesty the King's Gold Medal
The Gold Medal may be awarded to outstanding young researchers for work that is acknowledged to be a significant contribution to research literature in the relevant field.
She will be presented with the medal on the University of Oslo's annual celebration. Time and place: September 2nd at 2:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m, The University Aula, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo
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Read about His Majesty the King’s gold medal...
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His Majesty The King grants PhD Ida Gjervold Lunde, recipient of His Majesty The King's Gold Medal.
Audience in The Royal House of Norway, 20.09.2013

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