Cell-Laboratory

The cell laboratory is completely equipped for culturing mammalian cells and has instruments for measuring and controlling the oxygen level in the cells' micro environment. Cell irradiation facilities include a 220 kV X-ray machine as well as a cell irradiation set-up and a cell laboratory in connection with Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory for proton irradiation.

 

Illustration: Cell-Lab

Illustration: Cell-Lab

Booking and prices

Prices: Contact facility manager

Booking: Contact facility manager

 


Contact information: 

Facility Manager: Nina Frederike J Edin
Location: Sem Sælands vei 26
0371 OSLO
Norway

Instruments:

  • Cell laboratory with equipment for cell culture (class 2): bio safety cabinets, incubators, shaking incubator for suspension cells etc.
  • 220 kV X-ray facility with dedicated cell irradiation set-up
  • Cell irradiation set-up and bio safety cabinet with incubator in connection with Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory for proton irradiation
  • Advanced dosimetry equipment (ionization chambers, gafchromic film, EPR)
  • Hypoxia laboratory with 3 hypoxia chambers and an advanced sensor system for oxygen measurements
  • Flow cytometer
  • Plate reader
  • Liquid scintillation counter
  • Confocal microscope

Description of services:

  • X-ray and proton irradiation of cell cultures with dosimetry measurements
  • Studies of radiation responses
  • Studies of effects of hypoxia including measurements of oxygen and metabolic compounds

About the Cell-Laboratory

We study the effect of ionizing radiation on cells, alone or in combination with hypoxia, chemotherapy or immune therapy. We have a focus on differential responses to proton versus X-ray irradiation. In addition, we have a particular interest in the effects of low doses and low dose rates. Various growth parameters (protein metabolism, number of cells, and cell cycle distribution) are studied and we use a number of different molecular biological techniques (western blotting, transfection, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry).

 

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Published Sep. 18, 2019 9:19 AM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2019 9:27 AM