UCL Division of Biosciences


Fish Facility

The UCL zebrafish facility is currently comprised of four separate multi-rack systems and several standalone and bench top systems housed in five separate rooms. The facility currently holdings around 400 genetically distinct lines - currently approximately 70,000 fish, with a maximum capacity of 100,000 fish.
For further information about the zebrafish facility please follow the link below:

Carole Wilson - Facility Manager, 020 3549 5623, carole.wilson@ucl.ac.uk
Heather Callaway - Deputy Facility Manager, 020 3549 5634, h.callaway@ucl.ac.uk

Anatomy Building B03 - 5, 20,  22- 25 and Anatomy Building subbasement

There are 5 rooms, which have been funded The Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and UCL and have been installed by MBK, Tecniplast, Aquaneering and Pentair.
Between the systems we have a total of about 5,000 tanks - each between 1.5 litres and 10 litres. All the multi-rack systems are re-circulating systems that are fully quarantined (all lines have been established from bleached eggs).

  • Holding and husbandry of fish
  • Stock centre, currently - available to the community - either as adult fish or embryos - alive or staged
  • Supply of wild type fish, either as adult or embryo to the community
  • Cryopreservation service
  • Advice on import and export of fish
  • Advice on Home Office Licences related to zebrafish

Please contact Carole Wilson for information on charging policy.

The fish facility offers training on all aspects of zebrafish husbandry - please contact fishfacilities-training@ucl.ac.uk.
The facility also offers Home Office Licensee Training: Fish - L & E, PIL A B, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, as well as CPD accredited bespoke courses.

Full list of Zebrafish UCL publications by year.
You can also visit our publication summaries page to find summaries of papers that need less scientific knowledge to understand.