Pierre Cherel & Emilie Panafieu

Animal facility

Pierre Cherel & Emilie Panafieu
  • Emilie Panafieu
  • Pierre Cherel
  • Vincent Goffin
  • Nadia Elganfoud
  • Pierre David
  • Patricia Plumain
  • Claire Oury
  • Sarah Gellotte
  • Thomas Ferre
  • Moussa Balde
  • Geoffrey Felix
  • Lolita Allais
  • Amandine Mainreck
  • Houari Bentahar
  • Virginie Caulet
  • Sarah Marinier
  • Gwendoline Djema

Best publications

Martin E, CTP synthase 1 deficiency in humans reveals its central role in lymphocyte proliferation. S.Nature. 2014 (2014) 12;510(7504):288-92.

De Tomasi L. Mutations in GREB1L Cause Bilateral Kidney Agenesis in Humans and Mice. Am J Hum Genet. Am J Hum Genet. 2017 2017 Nov 2;101(5):803-814. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.09.026.

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Imagine has an animal facility, where animal welfare is a priority.

The use of animal models only take place if no other solution is possible to answer the question.

Among the models available are Drosophila, zebrafish and murine models.


In 2015, the transgenesis platform opened at the Animal facility. Its main mission is the generation of murine strains using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology.


This facility is organized on two different sites :

  • LEAT Broussais Facility
  • LEAT Imagine Facility


The platform is composed of different zones and offers several services :

- Housing and breading mice in IVC (Individual Ventilated Cages) or isolators

- Maintenance of mouse strains and animal production for experiments according to established protocols

- Housing and maintenance of zebrafish lines

- Technical support

- Sperm Cryopreservation

- Transgenesis