|Affiliated doctoral schools|
Teleost fish have recently been co-opted as behavioral research models, both for innate (motor, sensory functions) and “evolved” (emotion, motivation, learning) behaviors. These behaviors are evolutionarily conserved but neuroanatomically poorly understood. The increasing availability of genetically modified fish will multiply the output of behavioral assays to define circuits of behavior control.
To this aim, the AMATRACE Platform offers access to a comprehensive set of behavioral assays for fish models such as zebrafish, Medaka or Astyanax, measuring parameters of locomotion, olfactory function, sensory-motor gating, anxiety and stress or boldness, reward, aggression, and spatial and emotional memory.
The platform equipment was funded by the Foundation for Medical Research (FRM). It is run by one on-site CNRS engineer ensuring maintenance and providing expertise to users.
(Neurobiology and Development – Team 1, Institute of Neurobiology Alfred Fessard, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette ; bally-cuif)
(University of Montpellier, Montpellier ; email@example.com)
(University of Rennes 1, Rennes ; firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon, CNRS UMR 5242 and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon ; email@example.com)
(Neurobiology and Development – Team 6, Institute of Neurobiology Alfred Fessard, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette ; retaux)
(Neurobiology and Development – Team 4, Institute of Neurobiology Alfred Fessard, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette ; vernier)