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School of the Biological Sciences

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Animal research plays an essential role in our understanding of health and disease and in the development of modern medicines and surgical techniques. Without the use of animals, we would not have many of the modern medicines, antibiotics, vaccines and surgical techniques that we take for granted in both human and veterinary medicine.

Detailed information on animal research, including Home Office licensing, 3Rs - Replacement, Reduction, Refinement and training is available on the University Biomedical Services website.

Fly Facility at the Department of Genetics

Techniques and services available:

  • Drosophila microinjection
  • MicroVillex service
  • Drosophila stock-keeping
  • Fly food
  • Fly pushing


The facility is located in the Department of Genetics (see map)


General Fly Facility enquiries:

Microinjection enquiries:

Fly food enquiries:

Stock collection requests and enquiries:


The Fly Facility is open to all members of the University and also to external researchers.

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Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital

The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital is a teaching and a referral hospital whose aims are to provide a comprehensive and demonstrably excellent clinical service across a range of species and disciplines for clients, undergraduate and postgraduate students and the veterinary profession in general.

The Veterinary Hospital provides services for small animals, farm animals and equines, including diagnostic laboratories and clinical support services, such as imaging and anaesthesia and critical care.

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