The Animal Research Facility
The unit is headed by: Dr. Shimon Tinman
Location: Building 208 - the Finkler Cancer Research Building , ground floor, Room 002
The Animal Research Facility next to the Faculty of Life Sciences serves about 35 researchers from the Faculty as well as researchers from the Faculty of Exact Sciences and the Brain Research Center.
The Animal Research Facility contains the following:
A pen which contains 6 rams and sheep, and is used for researches in male fertility.
A rodents unit that contains mice, rats and rabbits. This unit is located in two areas:
- The southern unit with ten rooms, where the animals are kept under conventional conditions, with control of environmental conditions as necessary.
- The northern unit with four rooms, where the animals are found under SPF (specific pathogen free) conditions. This method prevents contact of the animals with infectious agents.
There are a total of 800 rodent cages in both units. The six animal house workers have specialized in modern methods for caring for laboratory animals according to the law.
- Dr. Shelly Ziv - Coordinator of the Animal Research Facility and the University Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation