K.C.L. Carlsen
K.C.L. Carlsen

ORAACLE - Oslo Research group of Asthma and Allergy in Children, the Lung and Environment

The overall objective for ORAACLE is to provide research aiming at reducing the burden of allergic and lung-diseases in children and adolescents.

About the group

Through high-quality prospective cohort studies, randomized controlled studies and cross-sectional studies the group targets identification of risk factors, understanding mechanisms, optimising diagnostics and management, as well as preventing development of allergic diseases, asthma and other chronic lung diseases.

Through collaboration with basic research environments in and outside Norway, we work within translational aspects of early origins of non-communicable diseases, including targeted areas such as microbiota, environment, immune-function development, nutrients, as well as fetal- and pregnancy-related factors that may impact later disease. 

ORAACLE, formally established in 2005, includes senior researchers/project managers, PhD students and others with collaboration across professions, institutions, nationally and internationally.  

Through large, prospective cohorts, including birth cohorts, the group has generated vast databases focusing on the detailed information from early life, available to researchers across studies and projects. ORAACLE is based within the Department of child and adolescent allergy and pulmonology,  division of child and adolescent medicine, OUS/UiO.