Background and activities
Dr Ioanna Sandvig is research scientist at the Department of Neuroscience, NTNU and visiting reseach scientist at the John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, Department of Cliical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge.
Dr Sandvig’s research is in regenerative neurobiology, with special interest in axonal and synaptic plasticity and endogenous repair mechanisms in stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injury and the use of in situ tissue engineering, morhogenetic neuroengineering strategies and stem cell therapy . Dr Sandvig has an extensive collaborative network within NTNU, including the Departments of Engineering Cybernetics, Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Physics, as well as SINTEF Materials Science and St Olav´s Hospital. In addition to the above, Dr Sandvig has active research collaborations with a number of international institutions, including the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Pittsburgh, the University of Umeå, University of Glasgow, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Institute of Experimental Medicine, University of Prague, and the Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge.
Dr Sandvig is Secretary General of the Norwegian Neuroscience Society, former board member of Nansen Neuroscience Network, member of FENS and Norway´s Ambassador for FENS Forum 2016.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2016) Current developments in cell-and biomaterial-based approaches for stroke repair. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy. vol. 16 (1).
- (2016) L-DOPA-Coated Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles as Dual MRI Contrast Agents and Drug-Delivery Vehicles. Small. vol. 12 (3).
- (2016) Injectable extracellular matrix hydrogels as scaffolds for spinal cord injury repair. Tissue Engineering. Part A.
- (2015) Controlling the self-assembly and optical properties of gold nanoclusters and gold nanoparticles biomineralized with bovine serum albumin. RSC Advances. vol. 5 (122).
- (2015) Self-assembly and characterization of transferrin-gold nanoconstructs and their interaction with bio-interfaces. Nanoscale. vol. 7 (17).
- (2015) RGD-peptide modified alginate by a chemoenzymatic strategy for tissue engineering applications. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A. vol. 103 (3).
- (2014) Synthesis and in vitro cellular interactions of superparamagnetic iron nanoparticles with a crystalline gold shell. Applied Surface Science. vol. 316 (1).
- (2013) Brain Development after Neonatal Intermittent Hyperoxia-Hypoxia in the Rat Studied by Longitudinal MRI and Immunohistochemistry. PLoS ONE. vol. 8 (12).
- (2012) Mn-alginate gels as a novel system for controlled release of Mn2+ in manganese-enhanced MRI. Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging. vol. 7 (2).
- (2012) Labelling of olfactory ensheathing cells with micron-sized particles of iron oxide and detection by MRI. Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging. vol. 7 (4).
- (2012) In vivo MRI of olfactory ensheathing cell grafts and regenerating axons in transplant mediated repair of the adult rat optic nerve. NMR in Biomedicine. vol. 25 (4).
- (2011) Axonal tracing of the normal and regenerating regenerating visual pathway of mouse, rat, frog and fish using manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI). Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. vol. 34 (3).
Part of book/report
- (2014) Using Manganese-Enhanced MRI to Assess Optic Nerve Regeneration. Axon Growth and Regeneration : Methods and Protocols.
- (2011) The role of olfactory ensheathing cells, MRI, and biomaterials in transplant-mediated CNS repair. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2011. ISBN 978-82-471-3074-2.