Research areas


Behavioural studies in model organisms are integral to assess normal human development. They are extensively used in studies of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders as well as in toxicology and drug development. Commonly tested behaviour performed mainly on small model organisms is attributable to learning and memory, locomotor, startle response and other cognitive measures that decline with ageing and in neurological conditions.

Zantiks units can perform many of these behavioural studies pertinent to many disease states and conditions. These potentially include:

  • Alzheimer's and other dementias: learning and memory
  • Addiction, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric conditions: open field
  • Obesity and other metabolic disorders: feeding activity
  • Toxicology studies: locomotor activity
  • Phenotyping: locomotor activity
  • Drug development assays