Background and activities

Our research centers around microphysiological systems (MPS) for the immune system in health and disease. The immune system is complex in cell biological aspects but relatively simple anatomically. We have chosen this tissue-on-chip approach to mimic several of the functions of the immune system, such as migration, T cell development and immune effects on diseased tissue, to better be able to perform R&D on important aspects towards effective immunotherapy

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

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Aaser, Peter; Knudsen, Martinius; Huse Ramstad, Ola; van de Wijdeven, Rosanne; Nichele, Stefano; Sandvig, Ioanna; Tufte, Gunnar; Bauer, Ulrich Stefan; Halaas, Øyvind; Hendseth, Sverre; Sandvig, Axel; Valderhaug, Vibeke Devold. (2017) Towards Making a Cyborg: A Closed-Loop Reservoir-Neuro System. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2017.
  • Halaas, Øyvind; Husebye, Harald; Stenmark, Harald; Espevik, Terje. (2008) Intracellular Trafficing of Toll-like Receptors. Signalling by Toll-like Receptors.


  • Halaas, Øyvind. (2001) Mechanisms of immunomodulation and cell-mediated cytotoxicity induced by bacterial products. 2001. ISBN 82-471-5069-7.