Name of resource

A.I. Virtanen Institute/ Biocenter Kuopio, University of Eastern Finland

Name of Principal Investigator
Title Professor
First name Jari
Last name Koistinaho
Address of institution where award is held
Institution A.I. Virtanen Institute, University of Eastern Finland
Street Address Neulaniementie 2
City Kuopio
Postcode 70211
  • Finland
  • Website

    Contact email

    All models are available for academic research, most of them also for sponsored research

    1a. The resource holds animal models relevant to the study of the following neurodegenerative diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Motor neurone diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • 1b. The resource holds:
  • Animals
  • 2a. The resource acts as a centre for access and distribution to external groups (who are not the PIs of the resource)
    2b. Procedures and rules for access
  • Apply to PI or co-ordinator at resource
  • Access independent of collaboration with PI
  • International access
  • Access to industry
  • 3a. Does the resource develop animal models for external groups


    3b. Types of models provided
  • Wild type
  • Genetically modified
  • 4a This activity is supported as:
  • Independent of collaboration
  • 4b. The supplied material deposited in a central repository


    5a Disease models available
    Disease Species Available to external user (Y/N) Full phenotypic character (Y/N or partial) Phenotypes Genotypes or other subtypes
    AD Mouse Y Partial Tau aggregation, neuronal loss, learning deficits
    PD C.elegans Y Partial Degeneration of dopaminergic neurons, motor impairment
    ALS Mouse Y Y Motor impairment
    5b. Other models/phenotypes available through the resource relevant to neurodegenerative conditions
    No. of models Available to external users Full phenotypic characterisation available (Y/N or partial) Nature of phenotype
    2 Y partial AD tau pathology
    2 Y Y Specific neurodegeneration, motor impairment
    7a. Maintenance of the resource is dependent on continued funding


    7b. End date of current funding period


    7c. Expected lifespan of the resource (in years)


    Types: Experimental Models
    Member States: Finland
    Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias, Huntington's disease, Motor neurone diseases, Parkinson's disease & PD-related disorders
    Years: 2011
    Database Categories: N/A
    Database Tags: N/A

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