ABCF - Our offer

The Animal Behavior Core Facility (ABCF) is the new core facility at Karolinska Institutet for behavioral studies in mice and rats. ABCF is designed to provide optimal environment, state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical/educational support to perform behavioral tests ranging from basic phenotype characterization to advanced analyses.

ABCF consists of two nodes:

  • Node KM-B (Campus Solna)
  • Node PKL (Campus Flemingsbeg

Our users can book laboratory space and equipment at both nodes.

User fees

Users pay a one-off access fee (SEK 2000), which includes an introduction to the equipment and the rules at ABCF. Advanced courses on specific methods and instruments are also available (SEK 5000 kr).

Price list updated on 23 September 2022.

Internal pricing

External pricing

Corporate pricing

The cancellation fee is 50 SEK.

Equipment for mice in KM-B

Sensorymotor functions

Learning and memory

Mood, motivation and reward

Equipment for rats in KM-B

Sensorymotor functions

Learning and memory

Mood, motivation and reward

Equipment for mice in PKL

Sensorimotor functions

Learning and memory

Mood, motivation and reward

equipment in the ABCF
ABCF equipment: Barnes maze.
equipment in the ABCF
ABCF equipment: Catwalk.
equipment in the ABCF
ABCF equipment: Activity cage (1).
equipment in the ABCF
ABCF equipment: Activity cage (2)
equipment in the ABCF
ABCF equipment: Multiconditioning system.
equipment in the ABCF
ABCF equipment: Treadmill.
scantainers for the new PPI chamber.
ABCF equipment for the New PPI chamber.
scantainers for the new PPI chamber
ABCF equipment for the new PPI chamber.