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Animal Science

The Centre for Laboratory Animals operates under two chairs: Chair of Genetics, Animal Biotechnology and Immunology and the Chair of Nutrition.

Person in charge: Prof. Simon Horvat

Technical staff: Ana Jakopič, Maša Čater

Veterinarian in charge: Alenka Dovč

Specialist in animal protection in charge: Prof. Tatjana Pirman


  • Breeding our own line of laboratory mice and rats
  • Genetic and immunological studies on laboratory mice and rats
  • Sale of specified lines of laboratory mice and rats
  • Dietary studies on laboratory rats and mice
  • Teaching activities: practical classes for students in the subject Breeding Laboratory Animals; conducting experiments intended for the preparation of final theses of students of animal science and master theses and dissertations of postgraduate studies
  • Collaboration in research through contracts