Animal House

This unit houses several different strains of mouse (BALB/c, C57BL/6, FVB mouse, ACE2 knockout mouse) and rat (Sprague-Dawley) as well as the athymic nude mouse (nu/nu) and Syrian hamster. Different cancer models are being developed by using these animals. Our facility contains eight individually heated and ventilated animal rooms, one of which is suitable for maintaining immune-deficient mouse colonies with micro-isolator cages. In addition, the facility contains rooms for animal surgery, frozen and paraffin tissue preparation, immunostaining and cryosectioning. Our animal facility is licensed by The Ministry of Agriculture to operate and produce experimental animals. The facility gives services not only to the members of the Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics but also to other researchers across Turkey. Our facility provides experimental animals for the researchers with a fee if their experimental protocol has been approved by a local animal ethics committee. One veterinary doctor and two technicians are working in the unit.

To request information about services and quotes please contact our veterinarian Gamze Aykut via email: aykut@fen.bilkent.edu.tr