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Behavioural Phenotyping Unit

The Behavioural Phenotyping Unit is a testing suite allowing experiments to be carried out in a controlled, homogenous environment. The facility houses rats and mice under normal or reverse light cycles. There are dedicated rat and mouse testing rooms, two operant conditioning suites and a catwalk room (locomotor studies). Various testing apparatus is available for communal use. The Unit provides cameras and tracking software. There is also a chemical preparation room and a surgery.

Additional information can be obtained from bpu@otago.ac.nz or the BPU coordinator: bpu.tech@otago.ac.nz