Mouse Behavioural Phenotyping Facility

Facility/equipment: Equipment

  • Location

    Mustialankatu 1G




Equipments Details


Mouse genetic models play a key role in the investigation of molecular pathways underlying normal biological functions or pathological states. The models require extensive analysis at various levels of complexity. Behavioural testing is an important approach in comprehensive studies aimed at understanding psychiatric and neurological diseases. The analysis of mouse behaviour in laboratory conditions is undergoing a rapid evolution, and a growing need exists for expertise in this field. Behavioural core unit is a state-of-the-art laboratory providing collaboration-based service for researchers interested in behavioural or neuropharmacological examination of the mice. Unit provides professional assistance in design and implementation of behavioural experiments, as well as in data analysis and interpretation.

Type of research infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Service

Fields of Science and Free Keywords

  • 3112 Neurosciences

UH research infrastructure classification

  • Core Facility

Research Output

Trim37-deficient mice recapitulate several features of the multi-organ disorder Mulibrey nanism

Kettunen, K. M., Karikoski, R., Hamalainen, R. H., Toivonen, T. T., Antonenkov, V. D., Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V., Holtta-Vuori, M., Ikonen, E., Sainio, K., Jalanko, A., Karlberg, S., Karlberg, N., Lipsanen-Nyman, M., Toppari, J., Jauhiainen, M., Hiltunen, J. K., Jalanko, H. & Lehesjoki, A-E., 15 May 2016, In : Biology open. 5, 5, p. 584-595 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Differential expression of brain immune genes and schizophrenia-related behavior in C57BL/6N and DBA/2J female mice

Ma, L., Kulesskaya, N., Voikar, V. & Tian, L., Mar 2015, In : Psychiatry Research. 226, 1, p. 211-216 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

GDNF is not required for catecholaminergic neuron survival in vivo

Kopra, J., Vilenius, C., Grealish, S., Härma, M-A., Varendi, K., Lindholm, J., Castrén, E., Voikar, V., Björklund, A., Piepponen, T. P., Saarma, M. & Andressoo, J-O., Mar 2015, In : Nature Neuroscience. 18, 3, p. 319-322 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review