The IMM's Rodent Facility provides both internal and external services for academia, pharma and biotech.
This unit is highly committed to following the 3R's – Replacement, whenever possible, of the animal model by alternative methods, Reduction of the number of animals used and Refinement of experimental methodologies and animal care procedures.
We therefore implement a conscious and responsible use of laboratory animals while producing high quality research.
For this reason, the IMM's Rodent Facility promotes education and guidance for researchers and technicians, according to the Portuguese and international laws and recommendations for good practices and animal welfare.
Head of Unit
PhD (2007) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden) and IBMC (Portugal)
Post-doctoral research at IGC and IBMC
Head of Facility since 2010
Dolores Bonaparte (Veterinarian)
Iolanda Moreira (Colony Manager)
Carlos Silva (Colony Manager)
Nuno Inácio (Animal caretaker)
Olena Pinho (Animal caretaker)
José Vila Chã (Animal caretaker)
Cecília Simão (Animal caretaker)
Felícia Ramos (Animal caretaker)
Ana Rafaela Coelho (Animal caretaker)
Pedro Santos (Animal caretaker)
Ana Catarina Mendes (Animal caretaker)
Bruno Silva Santos