Name of resource

Galway Neuroscience Cluster

Name of Principal Investigator
First nameDavid
Last nameFinn
Address of institution where award is held
InstitutionNational University of Ireland, Galway
Street AddressPharmacology and Therapeutics, University Road
  • 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
    DiseaseSpeciesAvailable to external user (Y/N)Full phenotypic character (Y/N or partial)PhenotypesGenotypes or other subtypes
    ratYYmotor impairment; nigro-striatal neurodegeneration
    5b. Other models/phenotypes available through the resource relevant to neurodegenerative conditions
    No. of modelsAvailable to external usersFull phenotypic characterisation available (Y/N or partial)Nature of phenotype
    4YYMorris water maze; novel object recognition; T-maze; passive avoidance
    2YYAutomated home cage and novel arena locomotor monitoring systems
    1YYIn vivo microdialysis
    neuroimmune signalling and painYY
    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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