IEMR is one of the oldest and largest dedicated medical research departments in Norway. In addition to being an academic department at the University of Oslo, the institute is located within Oslo University Hospital Ullevål as part of the Heart- Lung and Vascular Clinic.
IEMR was established in 1951, with an idea to create an environment that promoted research in collaboration with the clinical departments at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål. There has always been a close link between IEMR and the clinical departments, strengthening the central translational approach of the department, and allowing it to grow.
At IEMR, research activity is interdisciplinary, with projects spanning from molecular biology, cardiomyocyte microscopy, cardiac imaging, large animal experiments and clinical trials.
Since the institute developed the first extensively used artificial kidney, IEMR has built up a strong methodological and innovative competency. The institute hosts three core facilities, has equipment covering all aspects of cardiac research, and is the forefront of innovation.
The institute currently employs researchers with grants from the European and Norwegian research councils, in addition to hosting a prestigious K.G. Jebsen-center, providing the institute with one of the largest grants for medical research in Norway.