Fundação Champalimaud


Animal Models

The Champalimaud Scientific Animal Model Platforms are shared facilities that host technical and scientific infrastructures essential for research development at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, providing word-class specialised services to investigators that preform basic research using animal models.


Animal Models

Champalimaud Research Animal Platforms

The Champalimaud Research Animal Platforms, comprising three different facilities - Fly Platform, Fish Platform and Rodent Platform - provide breeding and care strictly following European Guidelines (Directive2010/63/UE), NationalLaws (DecreeLaw113/2013) and the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations guide lines.


Consortium for Genetically Tractable Organisms


The advent of model organisms where genetic manipulations became standard procedures revolutionized biomedical research. Among these organisms, fruitflies (Drosophila melanogaster), zebrafish (Danio rerio), and mice (Mus musculus) have been the most widely used, contributing unequivocally to fundamental findings both in basic and applied research. Therefore, supporting research in these genetically modified organisms and developing new technologies is of the utmost importance for biomedical sciences. Congento (Consortium for Genetically Tractable Organisms) was born as a response to the need of an organized infrastructure to support research in these organisms in Portugal. Congregating the efforts of four Portuguese research institutions – Champalimaud Foundation (CF), Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC), Molecular Medicine Institute (iMM), and Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC) – Congento gathers and integrates the expertise in fruitflies, zebrafish and mice in one research supporting facility. The aim is to provide state-of-the-art services in the three models in three main domains: 1) Maintenance and stocking of genetically modified lines (both live or cryopreserved), 2) Generation of new lines and development of new technologies, 3) Knowledge transfer and continuous education and certification in animal research and technology.


Ficha de Projecto

Fundação para a Ciência e a TecnologiaLisboa 2020, Portugal 2020, União Europeia


Designação: Consórcio para Organismos Geneticamente Manipuláveis (Congento)

Código do Projecto: LISBOA⁠-⁠01⁠-⁠0145⁠-⁠FEDER⁠-⁠022170

Objectivo Principal: Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Região de intervenção: Lisboa e Vale do Tejo

Entidade Beneficiária: Fundação D. Anna de Sommer Champalimaud e Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud

Data de aprovação: 13-03-2017

Data de início: 1-06-2017

Data de conclusão: 30-05-2020

Custo total elegível: 1.394.018,74 €

Apoio financeiro da União Europeia: FEDER - 557.607,50 €

Apoio financeiro público nacional: 836.411,24 €

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