The Centre for Disease Models and Biomedical Imaging of University of Tartu
The main aim of the project is to establish Centre of Competence for Disease Models and Biomedical Imaging to serve our needs in research and drug discovery. Its mission will be to generate and study advanced disease models with a specific focus in neurodegenerative diseases and bioimaging. The Centre should grow up to competence Centre for Nordic area in transgenic rat technologies and bioimaging.
It will be located in new building including animal house with ABSL3 laboratories, facilities for production of transgenic animals and laboratories for preclinical research and toxicity studies. Its facilities will be equipped with modern behavioural testing equipment and bioimaging techniques (3D fluorescence imaging equipment and MRI for small animals, super-resolution confocal microscope)
The initiative is supported by the University of Tartu Development Fund