Cardiac scientists need to understand and utilize a wide set of techniques, also outside of their own field of expertise. The popular three-day course Methods in Cardiac Research will be arranged in Oslo over three days in April 2022, and give you knowledge about:

  • Commonly used and cutting edge methods in the field of cardiac research.
  • Methods in molecular biology including: real-time qPCR,
    immunolocalisation, microarray, western blotting, flow cytometry, FRET and ELISA.
  • Methods in cellular biology including: cell isolation and cell culturing, transfection, patch-clamp, cell-stretching, calcium imaging, and quantification of intracellular signaling pathways.
  • In vivo and ex vivo testing of cardiac function in research animals, such as echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, telemetric ECG surveillance, pressure-volume measurements, exercise training and cardiac surgery in laboratory animals.
  • Cardiac examination of patients, such as MR, CT, SPECT.

The course will give you the skills to:

  • Select the appropriate method to use in your research.
  • Gain insight into the benefits and limitations of each method.
  • Explain the core principles of the presented methods.

Maximum number of participants is 20. NORHEART members will get first priority to the course.

The application deadline for this course has now passed.

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