Animal Facility

To be able to investigate diseases, understand the relationships between pathogens and their hHost and to develop novel strategies against pathogens, the scientists at the HZI depend on experiments that involve the use of laboratory animals. The HZI runs an Animal Facility on its campus, the so-called Animal House. The central task of this service unit is the breeding and keeping of laboratory mice as well as provision of services for the scientists of the HZI, centered around laboratory animal science.


Animal Protection Committee

The Animal Protection Committee assumes the tasks prescribed in §6 of the "Tierschutz- Versuchstierverordnung", such as supporting the Animal Protection Commissioner, surveilling the animals' welfare, and tracing the development und results of animal experiments.

The committe consists of the Animal Protection Commissioner, a representative of the department for animal care as well as two scientific members and can be contacted via e-mail to

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