Zebrafish unit

Facility/equipment: Equipment

  • Location

    Tukholmankatu 8

    Biomedicum 2, EP06a

    Helsinki

Description

Rapidly increasing knowledge of the zebrafish genome has also enabled efficient identification of important genes in this species. Whereas most studies thus far have concentrated on identifying early developmental phenotypes from mutation screens and development of transgenic models, the research carried out at the Neuroscience Center focuses on new methods utilizing high-resolution confocal and two-photon imaging of developing neuronal networks, and automated quantitative behavioural analysis.
The methods used include gene cloning and expression analysis, translation inhibition, developmental analysis using microscopy and gene arrays, high-resolution imaging, and automated behavioural techniques. Recent addition of aquarium space allows genetic studies and maintenance of mutant fish strains.

Type of research infrastructure

  • Service

Fields of Science and Free Keywords

  • 3112 Neurosciences

UH research infrastructure classification

  • Core Facility