Radboud Zebrafish Facility

The aquaria of the Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES) are located in the basement underneath the Huygens building of the Radboud University in Nijmegen. This is where the fish are kept and (part of the) research is performed with zebrafish as animal model.Radboud zebrafish facility

The entire genebank of the zebrafish is available, and therefore the fish can be modified for research into a wide range of genetic disorders. As an example, the model is currently being used in research on osteoporosis, Usher syndrome and a series of other rare diseases. Research is also conducted on both physiological responses and adaptations to ecological stressors as well as comparative and developmental evolutionary biogloy. A big advantage of the use of zebrafish is that larval stages up to five days post fertilization do not need approval following ethical testing by the DEC.

The aquaria facilities are suited not only for hosting and breeding zebrafish, but also for experiments with carp and tilapia and any other species of fish (upon request); further aquaria for keeping frogs, toads or salamanders can be provided if proper permits are available. Furthermore, the Zebrafish Facility has several climate rooms for dedicated experimental set-ups and a large modern space dedicated to GMO research.


More information on this facility can be found at the website for the Radboud Zebrafish Facility.