Achievements

Development of neuroinformatics tools

These tools are developed for advanced visualization and analysis of brain architecture and circuit organization (e.g., J Neurosci. 18:10603-18, 1998; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 98:6441-6, 2001; Nature Rev Neurosci. 3:322-5, 2002).

Principles of map transformations

We have established principles of map transformations in major circuits of the brain (J Neurosci. 20:8474-8484, 2000; J Comp Neurol. 478: 306-322, 2004; J Neurosci. 25:5680-5690, 2005) followed by establishment of the FACCS database, Functional Anatomy of the Cerebro-Cerebellar System in rat (Neuroscience 2005; 136:681-696; Neuroinformatics 5:35-58, 2007).

Small animal imaging unit

In 2005 we established the Small animal imaging unit at the Faculty of Medicine (UiO), with first publications from the University of Oslo in the area of small animal PET imaging and with accompanying development of novel 3-D atlas system for assigning location to imaging data (Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, doi:10.3389/neuro.11/004.2007).

International coordination

International coordination in the field of neuroinformatics through the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility at Karolinska Institutet (www.incf.org; J. Neurosci., 27: 3613-5, 2007; Neural Netw., 21: 1045-6, 2008; Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/neuro.01.022.2008.)

2-D and 3-D digital atlasing systems

Development of 2-D and 3-D digital atlasing systems for assignment of anatomical location and efficient evaluation of spatial distribution patterns present in histological and tomographical images covering the whole rodent brain (NeuroImage 2006; 33: 449-462; Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 1:4 doi: 10.3389/neuro.11/004.2007; Neuroimage 2010, in press).

Rodent Brain Workbench

Establishment of the Rodent Brain Workbench, an online portal to databases and tools developed by the laboratory.

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