Cryopreservation and regeneration
We offer cryopreservation services, which comprises of sperm freezing and in vitro fertilisation. This is done on site by experienced senior technicians, and the frozen sperm samples are held both on site and off site at the Royal Holloway Free UCL: Biobank.
This service is offered to both UCL based and non-UCL based researchers who wish to archive any genetic strains for future use. Any fish that are booked into the system must meet specific criteria:
Males must be young (3-6 months recommended
Males must be capable of breeding
Number of fish provided must be between 1-6 individuals
Genetic information must also be provided, such as:
Proper nomenclature used for strain names
Application for cryopreservation of zebrafish line
Please use the registration form to book fish into the cryopreservation program.
To request cryopreservation of one of your zebrafish lines please use the grey button below to download the form and email the completed form to fishfacilities-biosciences.co.uk. Please note if you are paying for the cryopreservation with a PO number a copy of the PO number must be attached alongside the form.