AMATRACE A PLATFORM FOR MEASURING FISH BEHAVIOR
The platform equipment was funded by the Foundation for Medical Research (FRM). The protocols used by the platform have been standardized within the frame of the ZF-HEALTH project.The platform is run by an on-site CNRS engineer ensuring maintenance and providing expertise to users.
AMATRACE (Aquatic Model Animals Trace-tracking) offers access to a comprehensive set of behavioral assays for fish models such as zebrafish, Medaka or Astyanax, measuring parameters of locomotion, olfactory function, sensory-motor gating, anxiety and stress or boldness, reward, aggression, and spatial and emotional memory.
The AMATRACE platform is located on the CNRS campus of Gif-sur-Yvette (91190). It is administratively linked with the ZEN research team in the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Development (CNRS UPR 3294).
The AMATRACE platform is currently headed by Cynthia Froc (CNRS Engineer, IE).
Dr. Laure Bally-Cuif
Dr. Alain Ghysen
(Université de Montpellier, Montpellier ; alain.ghysen[A]diablo.univ-montp2.fr)
Dr. Olivier Kah
(Université de Rennes 1, Rennes ; olivier.kah[A]univ-rennes1.fr)
Dr. Vincent Laudet
(Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon, CNRS UMR 5242 et Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon ; vincent.laudet[A]ens-lyon.fr).
Dr. Sylvie Rétaux
Dr. Philippe Vernier