C. elegans Facility
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Since the 1960s, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as a model organism for the investigation of a variety of biological processes. As a transparent, multi-cellular, eukaryotic organism, C. elegans not only facilitates the study of cellular differentiation and development, but it is also an excellent genetic and pharmacological model system. At ICVS, researchers investigating neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases work with C. elegans.
The C. elegans facility assists research teams working with all aspects of work on this model organism, including all types of genetic and drug screens, as well as develops and implements new methods. The facility also acts as an entry point for all ICVS and external investigators wishing to use C. elegans in any aspect of their research, and collaborates with pharmaceutical companies in drug discovery and target identification.