Behavior and Metabolism Research Laboratory at Mossakowski Medical Research Centre
Our laboratory provides a venue to conduct behavioral and metabolism research on mice and rats. We offer all levels of help concerning designing appropriate behavioral/metabolism experiments, training or conducting the experiments as well as the analysis, discussion and presentation of the results. Various forms of cooperation within our institution and with external investigators are possible. Please visit http://www. imdik.pan.pl/pl/pracownie-srodowiskowo-uslugowe/srodowiskowe-laboratorium-behawioralno-metaboliczne for the full list of equipment, behavioral models and description of metabolism unit. The equipment assembled allows us to run sensorimotor, motor & anxiety (open field, elevated-plus maze), learning & memory (e.g., fear conditioning, avoidance, Morris water maze) and social tests. Additionally, Automated Blood Sampling and Telemetry system for full automated, chronic metabolic and telemetric experiments on rodents provides: (i) automated system for blood and other body fluids in vivo sampling and collecting in cooling collector, (ii) automated system of solution infusions to vessels or other selected locations in animal and (iii) telemetry able to measure various physiological parameters (blood pressure, biopotentials, etc.). Behavior and Metabolism Research Laboratory equipment is located in air-conditioned, partly noise-attenuated rooms with regulated day/ night cycle.