NHMRC Australian PhenomeBank

The NHMRC Australian PhenomeBank (APB) is a non-profit repository of mouse strains used in Medical Research.


The APB has two roles:


Provide and maintain a central database of genetically modified mice held in Australia either live or as cryopreserved material.


Establish and maintain a mouse strain archive.

Strains are archived as cryopreserved sperm or embryos.


Generous support from the Australian Government allows researchers free of charge* access to the database and the sperm cryopreservation service.


The database allows you to search for murine strains, housed or archived in Australia, carrying mutations in particular genes, strains with transgenic alterations and for mice with particular phenotypes.


Search the database:

Click here.


Contribute your strains and request Cryopreservation:

Click here.


Need more Information?

Click here to email the Curator.

The links in the menu on the left will take you to particular pages of interest.



Why have an Australian database and why should everyone contribute to it?

  • Prevent duplication of strains
  • Prevent wastage of money
  • Facilitate collaboration
  • Accelerate research
  • A requirement of some funding organisations

Why bother cryopreserving your strains?

  • Prevent strain loss
    • due to accident
    • due to neglect
    • due to disease
  • Remove unwanted strains from the shelf but not lose them altogether
  • Reduces per diem costs
  • International transportation
  • A requirement of some funding organisations


The APB is grateful for the financial support provided by the Australian Government through the NHMRC, NCRIS and EIF.



*conditions apply