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Research Institutes

Research institutes, laboratories, and centres of the Faculty of Medicine:

Department of Physiology
Located in Læknagarður, 5th floor, Vatnsmýrarvegi 16
Tel.: 525-4830
Provides all permanent teachers of physiology at the University with research facilities. Also, the board of the institute can provide scientists in other fields with facilities as room allows.

The Biomedical Center (BMC)
Located in Læknagarður, 4th floor, Vatnsmýrarvegi 16
Tel.: 525-5852
The BioMedical Center is an official collaboration between research groups working in biomedical molecular life sciences within the University of Iceland, the National HospitalReykjavík University, and other research institutions. The research groups focus on various fields of research, including molecular biology of cancer, stem cell biology, neural biology, gene and transcription regulation, gene therapy, nutritional biochemistry, immunology, and physiology.
Laboratory for Stem Cell Recearch
The Stem Cell Research Unit is part of The Biomedical Center. 

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Located in Hagi, Hofsvallagötu 53
Tel.: 525-5130
The main purpose of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (website currently in Icelandic only) is service research, teaching, and basic scientific research in pharmacology and toxicology.


Research Centre of Movement Science
Located in Stapi by Hringbraut
The Research Centre of Movement Science is part of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Iceland. Movement sciences involves all sciences that are connected to the movement of the human body in one way or another.

Cancer Research Laboratory
Located in Læknagarði 4. hæð, Vatnsmýrarvegi 16
Tel.: 525-5832
The main purpose of the Cancer Research Laboratory is to conduct basic research that increases knowledge and understanding of the nature of cancer.

Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur
Located on Keldnavegur 3
Tel.: 585-5100
The main purpose of Keldur is to conduct basic research in veterinary medicine with expertise in the following disciplines: prionology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, immunology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.