PhenoSys was founded in 2006 and is an R&D company based in the centre of Berlin in Germany. We engineer and market innovative technology for animal behaviour research. Our team draws on extensive expertise of electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science, and behavioural biology.
We offer unique instrumentation in the field of behaviour biology. This includes specialised applications of virtual reality systems and RFID-based automated solutions for animals in home cage environments. Our experimental systems are used for behavioural phenotyping, brain research, experimental psychology, and the diagnostic characterisation of animal models for translational medicine.
The CEO of the company, Prof. York Winter, also holds a position as chair in cognitive neurobiology at Humboldt University in Berlin. Furthermore, he leads the Berlin Mouse Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry associated with the Centre of Excellence “NeuroCure” at the Charité Medical School in Berlin.
Our products are used in a wide variety of animal behavior for basic and applied research, where customized and standard tests matter. Here are some product applications where our measurement solutions have proven to be invaluable:
Animal sorting for combining group housing with individual testing
Lesions of the cortex and prefrontal cortex
Locomotor activity and distances, based on RFID
Metabolism and obesity
Neural dynamics during navigation and decision making
Vision and restoration of vision