Transgenic Core Facility

Transgenic Core Facility

The Transgenic core facility (LAU TCF), being a part of the Laboratory Animal Unit, supports the LKS Faculty of Medicine and the University in research by not only preserving valuable transgenic mouse lines through embryo/sperm cryopreservation, and re-derivation and rescue of mouse colonies using assisted reproductive technology; but also generation of novel transgenic and gene targeted mice for researchers to study various disease models. The facility also maintains a repository of reagent mouse lines for principal investigators to generate mutant/ transgenic mice in research to study disease pathogenesis and gene interaction in vivo. The mission of LAU TCF is to provide an efficient centralized service to support the University’s cutting-edge research using genetically modified animals.

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The Laboratory Animal Unit Transgenic Core Facility (LAU TCF) has started to provide centralized services in Aug 2018. Services for phase one (Aug–Dec 2018) include embryo / sperm cryopreservation, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo / sperm re-derivation of mouse colonies. Phase two services such as generation of genetically modified animals will be provided tentatively in Jan 2019, following development and validation of procedures.


Resources

We maintain a repository of reagent mouse lines for principal investigators to generate mutant/ transgenic mice in research to study disease pathogenesis and gene interaction in vivo. The available reagent mouse strains are as below.

List of Reagent / Genetically Modified Mouse Strains


Services and Price List

For Service request, please complete the form by clicking the link below. Our staff will contact you within 3 working days after you submit this form. You will be required to provide further information and we will process your request once we receive all supplementary information. Please use hku portal account to login.

TCF Service Request form

Price List

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For enquiry, please contact us at tcflau@hku.hk