The transgenics platform is situated within the INSERM U1064 unit and is affiliated to the SFR Bonamy and the OUEST Genopole.
The INSERM U1064 is currently the only French academic organization to develop transgenic rats. Other services such as genotyping and cryopreservation of rat lines are also available.
Transgenic rats have been made routinely since 1996 and a minimum of 3 founders are generated for each microinjected construct.
The transgenics platform at the INSERM U1064 and the SFR Bonamy is open to teams within the SFR Bonamy as well as outside users.
This platform is necessary for the in vivo functional studies of novel genes (Ouest-Genopole functional genomics)