Name of resource

FinMIT centre of excellence, University of Helsinki

Name of Principal Investigator
Title Professor, MD PhD
First name Anu
Last name Suomalainen Wartiovaara
Address of institution where award is held
Institution University of Helsinki, Biomedicum-Helsinki, Research Progr of Molecular Neurology
Street Address Haartmaninkatu 8
City Helsinki
Postcode 00290
  • Finland
  • Website

    Contact email

    This collection of mouse models is made for our research on mitochondrial dysfunction, for FinMIT centre of excellence.

    1a. The resource holds animal models relevant to the study of the following neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
  • 1b. The resource holds:
  • Animals
  • Frozen embryos
  • Frozen sperm
  • Genetic material (DNA, RNA, vectors etc)
  • 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
  • Local/ regional access
  • National access
  • International access
  • Access to industry
  • Applicant needs to provide separate external ethics approval
  • Other requirements exist
  • 3a. Does the resource develop animal models for external groups


    3b. Types of models provided
  • Not applicable
  • 4a This activity is supported as:
  • Not applicable
  • 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
    PD mouse y partial mild mitochondrial dysfunction
    SCA mouse N N too early to say
    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
    1 Y partial myopathy
    1 Y partial myopathy
    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: Parkinson's disease & PD-related disorders, Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
    Years: 2011
    Database Categories: N/A
    Database Tags: N/A

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