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INFRAFRONTIER-I3 offers a free of charge mouse phenotyping service

The EC FP7 funded INFRAFRONTIER-I3 project (2013 – 2016) supports European researchers with a free of charge mouse phenotyping service.

A total of 22 mouse mutant lines can be characterised through a broad based primary phenotyping pipeline in all the major adult organ systems and most areas of major human disease.

The service provided consists of a comprehensive first line phenotyping of a mutant line with appropriate control. Possible starting materials are targeted ES cells (Sanger Institute), breeding pairs or frozen embryos depending on centre-specific requirements as described on page 6 of the application document. In case of the Sanger Institute, lines of interest can be nominated from the Sanger ES cell collection from which then a KO mouse line will be produced and phenotyped. The available Sanger ES cells for this service are available for download on the INFRAFRONTIER website.


The access to the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 resources allocated to this work package is free of charge. However, the shipment cost of the starting material (breeding pairs or frozen embryos) to the respective mouse clinic must be covered by the customers.


Applications for the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 TA can be submitted from customers based in eligible countries, namely:EU Member States: Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), Cyprus (CY), Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Estonia (EE), Finland (FI), France (FR), Germany (DE), Greece (GR), Hungary (HU), Ireland (IE), Italy (IT), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Malta (MT), Netherlands (NL), Poland (PO), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Slovakia (SK), Slovenia (SI), Spain (ES), Sweden (SE), United Kingdom (GB).

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