Name of resource

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

Name of Principal Investigator
First nameJari
Last nameKoistinaho
Address of institution where award is held
InstitutionA.I. Virtanen Institute, University of Eastern Finland
Street AddressNeulaniementie 2
  • 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
    DiseaseSpeciesAvailable to external user (Y/N)Full phenotypic character (Y/N or partial)PhenotypesGenotypes or other subtypes
    ADMouseYPartialTau aggregation, neuronal loss, learning deficits
    PDC.elegansYPartialDegeneration of dopaminergic neurons, motor impairment
    ALSMouseYYMotor impairment
    5b. Other models/phenotypes available through the resource relevant to neurodegenerative conditions
    No. of modelsAvailable to external usersFull phenotypic characterisation available (Y/N or partial)Nature of phenotype
    2YpartialAD tau pathology
    2YYSpecific 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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