Genetically modified lab animals are able to express symptoms of complex diseases like different cancers, immunological or neurodegenerative diseases comparable to human patients. For this reason they are indispensable resources for the deeper understanding of such diseases and for the testing of new pharmaceuticals and treatments. In basic science animal models enable us to learn about gene function and gene interaction. In addition to the standard methods of pronuclear injection and ES cell injection other innovative methods like transposons and CRISPR/Cas are used, as well as a broad range of cre transgenic strains and mice with fluorescent reporter genes are offered.
Contact: Univ.Prof. Matthias Müller, Ass.Prof. Dr. Thomas Kolbe
Further information: www.ifa-tulln.boku.ac.at/en/institut-fuer-biotechnologie-in-der-tierproduktion/