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.

NHMRC Australian Phenome Bank

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

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.