Omnibus Animalibus Studia Sanitatis (OASIS)

OASIS is a joined initiative between the Veterinary Medicine Department of the UNamur and the Diagnostic Imaging Department of the CHU UCL Namur (Godinne). This multidisciplinary group uses the sheep as an animal model to study human and animal diseases, with the final aim to improve human and animal health through translational research. Their main research focus are musculo-skeletal diseases, but other disorders are studied as well, such as cardiovascular diseases.

Facilities

The Ovine Research Center of the UNamur, located at Faulx-les-Tombes, offers a pedigree flock of sheep (more than 400 ewes). It comprises a fully equipped large animal surgical theatre, a laboratory and a space dedicated to assessment of locomotion.

The CHU UCL Namur (site Godinne) offers the facilities for conventional (radiography, ultrasonography) and advanced imaging (computed tomography, 1.5T and 3.0T MRI, interventional angiography).

Publications

OASIS publications