Animal Facility

Researchers utilising the Molecular Horizons Animal Facility come from a variety of backgrounds and are affiliated with the UOW School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, School of Physics, Molecular Horizons, as well as external institutions.

Our research themes include:

  • Molecular cell biology
  • Mental health and the ageing brain
  • Novel drug and therapeutic development
  • Investigating the behaviour of diseases such as various cancers, Graft Vs Host Disease (GVHD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Animal research is heavily regulated in Australia and researchers can only utilise animals once it has been determined that there are no non-animal alternatives available.

Our staff and researchers are committed to employing the most ethical and up-to-date practices that minimise any adverse health and welfare impacts to our animals. This includes:

  • reducing the amount of animals used in research
  • refining techniques to minimise harm,
  • conducting all procedures to a veterinary standard

Animal research conducted at UOW has led to the development of new medications and treatments for human diseases, refinements to current drugs to minimise side effects for patients, and progression of new therapeutics to clinical trials.