Zebrafish Unit

The NC-ZebrafU provides full zebrafish services from generation of gene-modified fish to imaging facilities of live and fixed fish. The unit is a part of the international ZFIN network and European Zebrafish Research Center (EZRC) platform.

Contact person: Henri Koivula, henri.koivula@helsinki.fi

Location: Biomedicum 2, Tukholmankatu 8 , ground floor, Meilahti campus

Instruments:

  • Aquatic Habitats aquarium systems for 40 000 fish
  • Noldus XT Daniovision system
  • Two high-speed camera systems
  • idTracker analysis system
  • Leica SP2 AOBS confocal/2P system
  • 3 microinjection platforms
  • 7 stereo microscopes

Applications:

  • Production and maintenance of zebrafish lines
  • Live imaging of behavior and organ functions
  • Molecular and cellular analyses
  • Confocal and 2-photon imaging

User fees:

Service

€/study or unit(s)            

€/h

Confocal microscope use

 

20

Multiphoton laser

 

15

Behavioral imaging (no assistance)

 

4

Microinjections

 

15€ /2h

Imaging of films (MCID) and quantitation

 

5

Zebrafish /timed eggs

30€/50

 

Zebrafish /timed embryos fresh

45€/50

 

Zebrafish /timed ad 1 wk

70€/50

 

Adult zebrafish

4€ each

 

Maintenance of zebrafish/day

 

 

in aquarium 1-1,5 l

3€ each

 

in aquarium 2,5-3 l

5€ each

 

in aquarium 4-10 l

 

 

Morpholino injections

50€/ 30 times

 

Assistance

 

15€  / 0,5 h

The hosting research group:

Pertti Panula group