Zebrafish Facility Ghent

Zebrafish FacilityThe zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an increasingly popular model organism which offers several advantages over other model organisms and is an excellent tool for high-throughput disease modeling.

Our zebrafish facility has a capacity of about 17000 adult fish. The housing systems provide optimal and standardized environmental conditions for the fish. Besides wild type zebrafish, several transgenic reporter lines and models for different human disorders are maintained in these systems. A fully trained animal caretaker is involved in the breeding and care of the fish.

Our services include housing and training in basic zebrafish techniques, generation of CRISPR mutants and morphants, patient-derived xenografting, toxicity testing, sperm cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization and biobanking as well as consultancy services.


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