The Fish Platform was established in 2012 to house and breed zebrafish, the second most used animal model in biomedical research, with rigorous health and welfare standards. It also provides a wide range of supporting research services, from line maintenance to complex mutant/transgenic generation in close collaboration with the Molecular and Transgenic Tools Platform.
The Fish Platform is deeply involved on advanced training and on the development of new protocols/technologies in close collaboration with other Platforms at the Champalimaud Research as attested by 5 peer-reviewed publications since 2016 and several oral selected presentations in international meetings. It also collaborates with a software company to develop an integrated database for zebrafish facilities and with a robotics company for new automation solutions on zebrafish husbandry.
The Fish Platform is also part of CONGENTO, the Consortium for Genetically Tractable Organisms, where it plays a pivotal role in delivering zebrafish services to the national research community.