Section for Experimental Animal Models

The section studies all aspects of the development of models for human and veterinary diseases in mammals. This includes animal welfare related concerns as well as laboratory related aspects. Basic scientific disciplines are pathology, pharmacology and immunology. The section has a strong focus on in vivo pharmacology and the role of the immune system in metabolic-inflammatory diseases.

  • Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology (ExPT)

    The ExPT Lab works with increased oxidative stress which has been associated with several chronic diseases including atherosclerosis, liver steatosis, diabetes and cancer.
  • Immunology

    Our research group focuses on novel regulatory mechanisms that control the immune system and on development of future immune diagnostic tools based on nanotechnology.
  • Laboratory Animal Science and welfare (LAS)

    Through animal models we aim for a better understanding of inflammatory-metabolic human diseases and psychiatric diseases.
  • Microbial and Nutritional Immunology (MiNI)

    MiNI aims at investigating how microbes and compounds in our environment, in particular food components, affect the immune system.
  • Veterinary Preclinical and Clinical Pharmacology (VPCP)

    We study the disease mechanisms behind especially heart- and infectious diseases. We work with client-owned dogs and pigs bred for research purposes.
  • Veterinary Pathology

    The group studies disease processes with emphasis on models for human diseases, diagnoses of mammalian diseases and animal welfare.

The LIFEPHARM Centre is based at the section which also hosts