ZCF Core Functions

As a new core facility established in late 2007, functions of the Zebrafish Core Facility are being phased in as rapidly as possible.The most critical functions were established first - housing and genotyping - with each new area actively being added to the core's scientific repertoire.

Current core facility functions available in 2008

  • Animal housing and care
  • Embryo production for genetic knockdown, transgenic and chemical genetic testing
  • Strain propagation, including genotype services
  • Genetic strain cryopreservation
  • Training in zebrafish strain propagation and microinjection

Anticipated future core facility functions

  • Transgenic animal generation
  • Knockout generation
  • Training in transgenic and knockout animal methods