· Pain assessment in patients (pain scales, patient-controlled analgesia, quantitative sensory testing)
· Models (capsaicin, abdominal, inflammatory, neuropathic, postoperative, osteoarthritis)
· Behavioral tests (von Frey filaments, Hargreaves test, pressure test, dynamic weight bearing, whole body vibration, conditioned place preference, rotarod, open field, pulse oximeter)
· Neuronal and immune cell cultures
· Electrophysiology (skin-nerve preparation, patch-clamp)
· Calcium imaging, FRET
· Flow cytometry, magnetic cell sorting
· In vivo microdialysis
· Radioimmunoassay, ELISA, EIA, radioligand binding, Western-blot
· Immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy
· DNA/RNA isolation, quantitative PCR, FISH, transfections, gene and mRNA targeting