Welcome to Reidun Øvstebø's research group: The Blood Cell Research Group
The Research Group studies mechanisms regulating inflammation and coagulation. The research aims to disclose the roles of blood cells and extracellular vesicles in coagulation and inflammation. Human monocytes and lymphocytes, whole blood models, cell lines and patient samples are used as model system. Laboratory-oriented coagulation research to improve clinical diagnostics in patients with increased thrombotic or bleeding tendency is another focus area. The research group has also ongoing projects to identify and characterize 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 Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Ullevål and the Microarray Core Facility, Ullevål are also parts of the group.