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FishCore is the largest zebrafish facility in the southern hemisphere. Our $3.8 million research platform includes more than 5000 fish tanks, a 1000-tank quarantine room and ample laboratory space.

Zebrafish are key tools in regenerative medicine. We use them to model human diseases and conditions to improve our understanding of how the body regenerates.

Our research can potentially revolutionise the treatment of disease. We have already supported discoveries in toxicology, developmental biology, cancer research and sustainability.

We plan to develop larger scale facilities to house shark embryos and axolotl for further research.

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) operates FishCore as part of the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP).

We are open to the Monash research community as well as non-profit and commercial organisations.

Our services

  • Zebrafish breeding and agistment
  • International importation and exportation
  • Zebrafish production, cryogenic freezing and rederivation
  • Training
  • Genetically modified and mutant strains of Zebrafish

Our key technology

  • AQIS-approved QAP zebrafish quarantine facility
  • PC2 zebrafish housing facilities
  • PC2 research microscopy facility
  • Recirculation and filtration systems with optimal environmental conditions



Access details

You can access this facility via:

  • Fee for service
  • Collaborative research
  • Consultancies