Omnibus Animalibus Studia Sanitatis (OASIS)

OASIS is a joint 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 musculoskeletal diseases, but other disorders are studied as well, such as cardiovascular diseases.


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).


OASIS publications



KAYSER Françoise | Medical imaging, Breast and MSK radiology

NICAISE Charles | Neurodegeneration and regeneration 

VANDEWEERD Jean-Michel | Osteo-articular pathologies studied in sheep

External collaborators

CLEGG Peter, University of Liverpool, UK


PEFFERS Mandy, University of Liverpool, UK

WELTING Tim, Maastricht University Medical Center, NL