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Research Center for Animal Life Science (Established 1978)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Ryuzo Torii
Phone: 81 (775) 548-2332; 81 (775) 548-2333; 81 (775) 548-2334   Fax: 81 (775) 543-1990   E-Mail:
Seta Tsukinowa-Cho, Ohtsu, Shiga 520-2192 JAPAN
Department: Medicine
Institution: Shiga University of Medical Science

Mission: To support animal experiments, including supplying animals to the faculty of medicine in the Shiga University of Medical Science.

Principal Research Programs: 1) Investigation of artifical insemination(AI), in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer(IVF-ET), and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection(ICSI-ET) in the establishment of indoor artificial breeding methodology for the Japanese monkey and Crab-eating monkey; 2)Establishment of iPS cell lines of the Crab-eating monkey; 3) Establishment of emburyonic stem(ES) cell lines of the Japanese monkey and the Crab-eating monkey; 4) Production of trasnsgenic monkey by nuclear transfer using gene transfered ES cells

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional; Field work opportunities not available; Program emphasis: Reproductive physiology; Financial support occasionally available

Number of Staff: 18

Supported Species: 680 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 60 Macaca fuscata (Japanese macaque), 6 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque)

Last Updated: 2009-03-18

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