Behavioural Neuroscience Core Facility


Welcome to the Behavioural Neuroscience Core Facility. Located within the Division of Neuroscience of the Medical Research Institute at Ninewells Hospital, this facility is available to external commercial and non-commercial customers as well as all University of Dundee staff and students. We offer a range of rodent behavioural testing services, and can provide facilities and training for researchers who wish to conduct experiments themselves within the Core Facility.

We have the equipment and expertise to carry out a range of tests of cognition (e.g. water maze, novel-object recognition), motor function (e.g. rotarod, locomotor activity, gait analysis), anxiety (e.g. elevated plus maze, open-field) attention and impulsivity (e.g. 5-choice serial-reaction time), as well as tests of addiction and nociception-related behaviours. We would also be happy to consider offering additional tasks, or to develop entirely novel protocols, based on the demands of our clients. We are equipped for both the behavioural phenotyping of transgenic animals, and the assessment of novel therapeutics, and we offer consultancy services on task selection and experimental design to ensure that each project is tailored to the specific needs of the client.

Our website is currently under construction so for further information about our services and pricing, please contact bncf@dundee.ac.uk