Animal House

This unit houses several different strains of mouse (BALB/c, C57BL/6, C3H/HeOuJ, C3H/HeJ, CBA/CaJ) and rat (Sprague-Dawley) as well as atimic nude mouse (CD1). 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 microisolator cages. In addition, this facility also contains rooms for animal surgery, frozen and paraffin tissue preparation, immunostaining and cryosectioning. Our animal facility has been approved to operate and to produce experimental animals by a license from The Ministry of Agriculture.  This 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 local animal ethics committee. Please see the list of local animal ethics committee that has been approved by the relevant. One veterinary doctor and two technicians are working in this unit.

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