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William (Bill) Louch

Group Leader & Professor

Louch group

Education
2001 PhD Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
1997 BSc Chemistry/Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Positions
2018- Secretary General, The Scandinavian Physiological Society
2015- Professor of Medicine, IEMR
2015- Treasurer, Federation of European Physiological Sciences (FEPS),
2013- Head, Core Facility for Advanced Light Microscopy, OUH

Funding
– European Research Council Consolidator Grant
– Research Council of Norway Researcher Grant, Mobility Grant
– National Association for Public Health (2 postdoctoral grants)
– South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (PhD student, postdoc grants)

Awards, committees and memberships
2020- Head of Organizing Committee –“Europhysiology” meeting in Copenhagen, 2022.
2018- Organizer, Cardiac Physiology Satellite Meeting, Europhysiology, London, UK.
2017- Partner, KG Jebsen Center for Cardiac Research
2015 Digitalis Pupurea Award for Research Excellence, University of Oslo Medical Faculty

Research area

  • Advanced light microscopy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Electrophysiology
  • Excitation contraction coupling
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging

Latest publications

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Frisk M, Le C, Shen X, Røe ÅT, Hou Y, Manfra O, Silva GJJ, van Hout I, Norden ES, Aronsen JM, Laasmaa M, Espe EKS, Zouein FA, Lambert RR, Dahl CP, Sjaastad I, Lunde IG, Coffey S, Cataliotti A, Gullestad L, Tønnessen T, Jones PP, Altara R, Louch WE (2021)
Etiology-Dependent Impairment of Diastolic Cardiomyocyte Calcium Homeostasis in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
J Am Coll Cardiol, 77 (4), 405-419
PubMed 33509397 DOI 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.044
Danielsen TK, Sadredini M, Manotheepan R, Aronsen JM, Frisk M, Hansen MH, Andressen KW, Hougen K, Levy FO, Louch WE, Sejersted OM, Sjaastad I, Stokke MK (2021)
Exercise Training Stabilizes RyR2-Dependent Ca2+ Release in Post-infarction Heart Failure
Front Cardiovasc Med, 7, 623922
PubMed 33569394 DOI 10.3389/fcvm.2020.623922
Foo KS, Lehtinen ML, Leung CY, Lian X, Xu J, Keung W, Geng L, Kolstad TRS, Thams S, Wong AO, Wong N, Bylund K, Zhou C, He X, Jin SB, Clarke J, Lendahl U, Li RA, Louch WE, Chien KR (2020)
Human ISL1+ Ventricular Progenitors Self-Assemble into an In Vivo Functional Heart Patch and Preserve Cardiac Function Post Infarction
Mol Ther, 29 (1), 409
PubMed 33296664 DOI 10.1016/j.ymthe.2020.11.015
Louch WE (2020)
A horse of a different colour: distinct mechanisms of HFpEF and HFrEF
J Physiol, 598 (22), 5005-5006
PubMed 32985684 DOI 10.1113/JP280691
Masjoan Juncos JX, Shakil S, Bradley WE, Wei CC, Zafar I, Powell P, Mariappan N, Louch WE, Ford DA, Ahmad A, Dell'Italia LJ, Ahmad S (2020)
Chronic cardiac structural damage, diastolic and systolic dysfunction following acute myocardial injury due to bromine exposure in rats
Arch Toxicol, 95 (1), 179-193
PubMed 32979061 DOI 10.1007/s00204-020-02919-8
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