Welcome to Reidun Øvstebø's research group: The Blood Cell Research Group
The Blood Cell Research Group studies mechanisms regulating inflammation and coagulation. The research aims to disclose the roles of human monocytes, monocyte-derived microparticles in the coagulation initiation and for cytokines in inflammation using purified human monocytes and whole blood models. The research group also has projects to validate differential leukocyte counts and identification and characterization of hemoglobin variants and their influence on erythrocyte variables. The group is engaged in collaboration projects determining possible association between genetic variation in “vulnerable genes” and different clinical end points. The Blood Cell Research Group is the coordinating group in the Regional Research Network on Extracellular Vesicles (RRNEV).
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility and the Microarray Core Facility are also a part of the group.