Animal Resources Section

Mission

Our state-of-the art animal facilities are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.

We have dedicated laboratories for studying animal development, behavior and neuroimaging.

In 2016, we opened a marine station at Seragaki harbor, allowing the collection and study of local marine species.

Services

To offer high quality laboratory animals to facilitate high quality results (high reproducibility) in animal experiments carried out at OIST.

・Animal Care (Rodent; mice and rats, Zebra Finch, Xenopus, and Zebra Fish)

・Animal Facility Management

・Maintenance of breeding colony for genetically modified animals (Mating - Genotyping)

・Research Support (MRI, Behavior tests apparatus; Planting - Data analysis)

・Secretariat for Animal Care and Use Committee / Pre-review of Application for animal experiments