The Experimental Laboratory for Vital Signs (ELVIS) of the department of anesthesiology is located in the department of Physiology of the VU Medical Faculty. The ELVIS research group performes animal experiments and ex vivo experiments in tissues and cells with focus on perioperative alterations in organ perfusion.

Reserach programs:

  • Alterations in mycocardial perfusion in lean and prediabetic animals during anesthesia
  • Microcirculatory alterations in an experimental model for cadiopulmonary bypass

Research techniques:

  • In vivo cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Myocardial perfusion
  • Renal perfusion


For questions or suggestions please contact or visit: Charissa van den Brom
Department of Anesthesiology
ZH 6F035 / O|2 12W19
P: +31 (0) 20 4441433

Secretariat department Physiology
Mw. Aimée Visser
O|2 11W53 
+31 (0) 627339910

ELVIS Laboratory (rat)
O|2 12W27
+31 (0) 20 5988023

ELVIS Laboratory (mouse)
O|2 12W29