Werribee Animal Health Facility (WAHF)

The Werribee Animal Health Facility (WAHF), comprises almost 20 acres of grazing areas, stock yards and animal room accommodation for medium to large animal species requiring QC1 to QC2 levels of microbiological, quarantine approved, containment.

Transgenic Services

The Transgenic facility has a proven capability in the creation of transgenic rodent models through ES cell transfection and DNA injection techniques including the use of BAC, YAC and viral transgenesis. The facility is able to provide additional advanced reproductive services including Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI mediated transgenesis) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures.

Gene Recombineering Facility

Custom designed targeting constructs, conditional knock-outs, knock-ins, reporter lines, point mutations, humanised genes, FLP deleter, CRE deleter transgenic constructs, BAC modifications for multiple organisms (mice, rat, human, primate, zebrafish, axolotl) southern screening strategies including cloning of southern probes. CRISPR technology, genotyping strategies, construct design.

Florey Behavioural suite

The Florey’s Behavioural Phenotyping facility provides an opportunity to establish and/or expand the characterisation a vast array of rodent models. Our state of the art equipment and testing capability enable both powerful and sensitive screening of rodent behaviours.

Preclinical Imaging Facility

The PCI at Peter Mac specialises in the conduct of non-invasive small animal imaging with a focus on PET.

NHMRC Australian Phenome Bank

Researchers can cryopreserve sperm from their favourite mouse strain for a nominal fee per line^. ^ Conditions apply

Neuro Research Services

Neuroscience research services offers access to a rodent neuro-phenotyping facility

ES Cell to Mouse & CRISPR Service

The Australian Phenomics Network (APN) brings together multiple services with world-class infrastructure and expertise for the creation, characterisation and cryopreservation of mouse models of human disease. Generous funding from Federal/ State government, research institutions and NHMRC means the APN can offer researchers access to services at a greatly reduced cost.

AAHL - Australia's biocontainment laboratory

AAHL is a world class high-containment facility enabling research and diagnostics on the most dangerous animal and zoonotic pathogens. Extensive laboratories and expertise at physical containment levels 3 and 4 available for collaborative and fee-for-service research.