25 certified animal care takers & 3 team leaders
A team of 25 certified animal care takers and 3 team leaders are responsible for the colony management, day-to-day housing and husbandry of the animals including welfare and biotechnical support on T0, T2 and T3. All logistic activities and procedures are designed to minimize a potential import of pathogenic organisms aiming to guarantee the microbiological health status of the different strains in the facility. General support is provided by a dedicated logistics team and two office managers. An information manager is responsible for various laboratory animal related IT systems and its output towards end users. Three veterinarians supervise the health and welfare of the laboratory animals. They also support the researchers by contributing to the responsible design and implementation of animal experiments and by proposing possible alternatives.