Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research group
MS researchers Oslo 2012
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that may lead to severe neurological deficits. The cause of MS is not fully known, but a combination of common and rare genetic variants and environmental factors may lead to disease development.
MS research group at Department of Neurology at Oslo University Hospital (OUH) aims to identify characteristics and susceptibility factors of MS, to contribute to a better understanding of the disease and development of better treatments.
We perform genetic, immunological, clinical, epidemiological, environmental, MRI and translational studies of MS in collaboration with national and international research partners and networks. We have approvals for studies of approximately 800 MS patients collected in the Oslo MS Registry and Biobank, as well as access to several thousands of additional samples through collaborations with the Norwegian MS Registry and Biobank and the Nordic Network of MS Genetics. We also have active collaborations internationally, especially with the International MS Genetics consortium (IMSGC).