EPFL’s Center of PhenoGenomics offers a range of services to researchers who need rodent models in their research.
To get access to the CPG areas, a training is required and is divided into two parts:
- Information session;
- Practical training at the requested unit(s). This second part should be performed within a week from the information session.
More info on how to get started at the CPG are available here.
The experimentation facilities provide a range of state-of-the-art equipment to enable cardio-metabolic, biochemical and behavioural exploration of animal models. We offer different types of support to the users, going from general support and training in protocols establishment to full service completion of tests and analysis.
Taking advantage of our expertise in embryo manipulation we propose the rederivation of mouse transgenic lines as a routine service. This procedure based on embryo transfer allows cleaning and importing of a wide range of mouse lines.
We do also sperm cryopreservation of transgenic lines and we perform in vitro fertilisation allowing reliable and efficient method for archiving, distributing of genetically engineered mouse lines and rapidly expanding colony upon need.
As a CPG team of professional animal caretakers, we provide our expertise and advice to EPFL platforms and researchers, in order to ensure the maintenance of genetically modified mouse lines and the production of experimental animals adapted to their projects. Our experience and rigour enable us to guarantee the animal welfare.