Name of resource

Galway Neuroscience Cluster

Name of Principal Investigator
Title Dr
First name David
Last name Finn
Address of institution where award is held
Institution National University of Ireland, Galway
Street Address Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University Road
City Galway
Postcode Eire
  • Ireland
  • Website

    Contact email
    1a. The resource holds animal models relevant to the study of the following neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurodegenerative disease in general
  • 1b. The resource holds:
  • Animals
  • 2a. The resource acts as a centre for access and distribution to external groups (who are not the PIs of the resource)
    2b. Procedures and rules for access
  • Apply to PI or co-ordinator at resource
  • Access through collaboration with PI only
  • Other requirements exist
  • 3a. Does the resource develop animal models for external groups


    3b. Types of models provided
  • Genetically modified
  • Chemical (e.g. ENU or radiation for mouse)
  • 4a This activity is supported as:
  • A collaboration
  • 5a Disease models available
    Disease Species Available to external user (Y/N) Full phenotypic character (Y/N or partial) Phenotypes Genotypes or other subtypes
    rat Y Y motor impairment; nigro-striatal neurodegeneration
    5b. Other models/phenotypes available through the resource relevant to neurodegenerative conditions
    No. of models Available to external users Full phenotypic characterisation available (Y/N or partial) Nature of phenotype
    4 Y Y Morris water maze; novel object recognition; T-maze; passive avoidance
    2 Y Y Automated home cage and novel arena locomotor monitoring systems
    1 Y Y In vivo microdialysis
    neuroimmune signalling and pain Y Y
    7a. Maintenance of the resource is dependent on continued funding


    7b. End date of current funding period


    7c. Expected lifespan of the resource (in years)


    Types: Experimental Models
    Member States: Ireland
    Diseases: Neurodegenerative disease in general, Parkinson's disease & PD-related disorders
    Years: 2011
    Database Categories: N/A
    Database Tags: N/A

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