Zebrafish Husbandry Education Online Course
Zebrafish husbandry education courses sponsored by the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) are now available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Course content was developed by a team of thirty-six ZHA members with expertise in optimal zebrafish husbandry practices for the biomedical research setting.
The goal of the course is to encourage standardization of husbandry methods and research results. Participants are divided into groups of five to seven (de novo each day) to allow each participant to have maximal interaction with instructors and to have plenty of time to develop each hands-on skill taught.
Each group rotates through 12 stations, with 3 to 4 stations offered each day. Each station is led by 2 to 3 instructors, who will guide the participants to learn the covered tasks using live zebrafish and/or facility equipment.
Instructors present the most up to date information available on each husbandry topic as well as personal tips from their experience.
Participants will also interact with biologists and representatives from many of our sponsors. There will be onsite stand-alone racks from our vendor sponsors, and participants are encouraged to take advantage of this time to examine these. This is useful to those starting up new programs and selecting equipment.
Sessions last 2 hours and include:
Introduction to Aquatic Systems
Live Feeds 1 and 2
Spawning and Larviculture 1, 2, and 3
Cleaning, Disinfection, Quarantine, and Health Monitoring
Occupational Health and Safety in the Zebrafish Facility
Water Chemistry 1 and 2
Recognizing Sick Fish and Necropsy
Anesthesia and Euthanasia
Hands on activities for participants include:
setting up spawns
performing in vitro fertilization
cryopreservation of sperm
harvesting of live feeds
measuring water quality parameters
anesthetizing and euthanizing fish
To enroll, please visit the official website ZEBRA900 - Zebrafish Husbandry Education Short Course
The FELASA 2019 Scientific Committee will welcome suggestions for sessions of the scientific program until 31st May 2018. The template for session proposal is attached.
Though the congress is already popular and many topics are included in the preliminary scientific program:
Rodent health monitoring, microbiota, gnotobiology, thermo-neutrality
Aquatics care, health monitoring and severity classification
Other species: NHP, farm animals, wild animals, alternatives
Management program, facility design, databases, imaging, home cage monitoring
Institutional challenges: communication in the establishment, working with CRO, transparency/openness, genetic advances and quality
Ethical challenges: AWB abilities, ending severe suffering, pain assessment, peri-operative care, 3R implementation, rehoming, transport, warfare, project evaluation, human committees, reproducibility
Education and training: accreditation, animal carer education, competency assessment, managers' education
Animal Research Reporting: aid to experimental design, responsible research, sex bias, funding and reporting 3R research, peer reviewing challenges, reproducibility
Severity workshops: 1 train the trainers, 4 severity and classification
European Directive revision and remaining implementation challenges
For information, we are looking at opening the abstract submission by mid-June 2018. For further detail and session proposal submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past 20 years, the zebrafish has emerged as a powerful model system for the study of vertebrate development and disease. This intensive two-week course for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and independent investigators will focus on the development and genetics of zebrafish. The course will cover time proven as well as novel technologies geared towards their application in zebrafish. Mornings and afternoons will be devoted mainly to laboratory exercises and the evenings to lectures and discussion. Limited to 22 students.
Lectures and labs in the first week will introduce students to early development of the zebrafish and to methods for manipulating and studying gene function, including genetic and small molecule screening, mRNA overexpression, optogenetics, and functional knockdown approaches. In addition, students will gain experience in relevant bioinformatics tools, cell fate mapping, regeneration experiments, and mounting and imaging of antibody and in situ samples for publication ready documentation. In the second week, students will be introduced to imaging of live cells and intracellular signaling events, biophysical manipulations, cell transplantation/chimera analysis, and behavioral testing of live animals. Informal ‘roundtable’ discussions held periodically during the course include topics such as reverse genetics, transgenesis, and zebrafish breeding and husbandry.
Each laboratory exercise will be under the supervision of a senior faculty member who will be assisted by one or two junior faculty members. Senior faculty will give research lectures about their work, in addition to leading discussions on topics covered in the course.
Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish 2019
A short course for principal investigators, technicians, trainees, core managers, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians who utilize or plan to utilize fish models in laboratory research.
Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish is a short course to help colony managers, researchers, and veterinarians monitor and maintain the health of a colony of aquatic organisms. This course is broad and is appropriate for technical staff, students, postdocs, and investigators, as well as veterinary professionals and trainees.
This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE (American Association of Veterinary State Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education) to offer a total of 33 CE (Continuing Education) Credits to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The course consists of lecture, laboratory exercises and discussions. With a high faculty to student ratio, during the course there are ample opportunities for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises.
Topics covered include:
Fish Disease: Pathogenesis, diagnostics, necropsy methods, treatment and control
General Fish Biology: Anatomy, form and function
General training: anatomy, histology and necropsy techniques
Core management: breeding, nutrition, water quality , system design and biosecurity
Several species are discussed, but particular emphasis is given to zebrafish
Applications are now open. Please use the Apply Now button above. The online application includes a scholarship request form.
This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE (American Association of Veterinary State Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education) to offer a total of 35 CE (Continuing Education) Credits to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
2018 tuition was $2900.00. 2019 tution TBA
Tuition includes: all course materials, all meals including an opening reception, on campus double occupancy housing, WiFi access, and parking. Single occupancy rooms, if available, may be purchased for an additional fee.
The Neurobiology of Complex Behavior in Zebrafish: Bowdoin College
A one-week short course for undergraduate students from Bowdoin College.
Students from the Bowdoin College engage in hands-on laboratory research.
This year, meeting will be held in Stockholm at Karolinska Institutet on November 7th to 9th and will be a joint Nordic Zebrafish and Nordic Zebrafish and Medaka Husbandry conference.
Four key-note speakers are already confirmed:
Zoltan Varga: Director of the Zebrafish International Research Center
Didier Stainer: Director at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Hernán Lopez-Schier: Associate Professor at the LMU Munich
Karin Erlbacher: Officer at the Swedish 3R center
Program details, venue and registration will soon be published.
All the best from the organization committee,
Peter Åleström, Johan Ledin, Beata Filipek Gorniok and Lars Bräutigam
2 days dedicated to share knowledge and experiences.
This Autumn, the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown will host a workshop designed for Zebrafish Facility managers. 11 speakers will provide insights into their work. Leadership, husbandry, new technologies and data management are some of the topics in discussion. A great opportunity to visit Lisbon!
Presented by a distinguished panel of leaders in the Zebrafish Community
Leading advances in Zebrafish Husbandry
25th - 28th September 2018 Tecniplast Congress Centre - Italy
The 7th Annual International Zebrafish Husbandry Course will take place at the Tecniplast conference centre in the beautiful Italian Lakes.
This course will consist of presentations by leading zebrafish experts such as facility managers and vets. These experts are advancing zebrafish husbandry in their facilities and the zebrafish community. This course has been designed to give delegates an in-depth knowledge of zebrafish husbandry.
Attendees will get first hand knowledge of techniques which could improve their current facilities, from speakers with tried and tested methodologies to improve normal levels of zebrafish breeding, fry rearing and facility management.
- BROODSTOCK MANAGEMENT: get more embryos out of your fish
- FRY REARING: cutting edge techniques to improve survival rate and growth
- HEALTH MANAGEMENT: prevention and recognition
- ZEBRAFISH TECHNIQUES: cryopreservation and in vitro fertilisation
- GENETIC COLONY MANAGEMENT: avoiding Inbreeding
- FACILITY PLANNING: thinking ahead; space planning creates effective facilities
How to register:
Early Registration: before 31st of May 2018: €1100 - $1400
Registration: 1st June 2018 onwards: €1300 - $1600
Registration Deadline: 31st August 2018
The fee covers hotel accommodation, meals and internal travel in Italy. Flights from the UK are not included.
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The 13th International Zebrafish Conference (IZFC – renamed from “International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics” to reflect the broadening scope of zebrafish research work) returns to Madison, Wisconsin June 20-24, 2018. The IZFC will include numerous opportunities to share results from the latest zebrafish research and inform participants about the newest advances and cutting-edge zebrafish research tools and technologies.
The conference will include numerous organized and informal educational and networking opportunities for trainees and junior investigators, as well as established investigators. The meeting is being held in the newly renovated Wisconsin Union and includes a number of organized social events such as a a reception, a barbecue picnic, a lunchtime community meeting, and a final formal banquet immediately followed by an after-party with an award-winning live band and dancing.
Forge collaborations, coordinate community resources, and foster the exposure and success of junior zebrafish investigators and trainees.
A Fondazione Guido Bernardini International Workshop
Recipients: The workshop is primarily for veterinary and medical pathologists but also for PhDs, laboratory animal veterinarians, other scientists who aim to have a broader knowledge of the pathology and use of fish models used in their research.
Contents: Normal anatomy, histology, and physiology of zebrafish
Diseases of Laboratory Fish
Bacterial d Diseases
Fish toxicology pathology
Challenges in Fish Toxicologic Pathology: focus on renal and liver lesions.
Practicum: Antemortem sample collection and necropsy (hands-on session)Practicum: Histopathology (behind the microscope)
The goal of this conference is to bring together scientists from both biological and medical research fields to accelerate the translational process of zebrafish-based knowledge to clinical applications. This will include generation of more predictive “humanized” disease models, dissection of disease mechanisms and discovery of new disease treatment methods.
Zebrafish husbandry education courses sponsored by the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) are now available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Course content was developed by a team of thirty-six ZHA members with expertise in optimal zebrafish husbandry practices for the biomedical research setting. The goal of the course is to encourage standardization of husbandry methods and research results.
Participants are divided into groups of five to seven (de novo each day) to allow each participant to have maximal interaction with instructors and to have plenty of time to develop each hands-on skill taught. Each group rotates through 12 stations, with 3 to 4 stations offered each day. Each station is led by 2 to 3 instructors, who will guide the participants to learn the covered tasks using live zebrafish and/or facility equipment. Instructors present the most up to date information available on each husbandry topic as well as personal tips from their experience. Participants will also interact with biologists and representatives from many of our sponsors. There will be onsite stand-alone racks from our vendor sponsors, and participants are encouraged to take advantage of this time to examine these. This is useful to those starting up new programs and selecting equipment.
Sessions last 2 hours and include Introduction to Aquatic Systems; Live Feeds 1 and 2; Spawning and Larviculture 1, 2, and 3; Cleaning, Disinfection, Quarantine, and Health Monitoring; Occupational Health and Safety in the Zebrafish Facility; Water Chemistry 1 and 2; Recognizing Sick Fish and Necropsy; and Anesthesia and Euthanasia. Hands on activities for participants include sexing fish, setting up spawns, harvesting embryos, collecting gametes, performing in vitro fertilization, cryopreservation of sperm, harvesting of live feeds, performing necropsies, measuring water quality parameters, and anesthetizing and euthanizing fish.
Tecniplast Training Centre provides extensive education opportunities and hands-on sessions, in order to develop and refine best practices on the use of our equipment. Our aim is to transfer Tecniplast knowledge, experience and recommendations to TTC courses participants, letting them fully exploit the potential and features of our products keeping pace with new norms and standards.
Thanks to our courses, we strive to exceed customer expectations by delivering exceptional quality education that is relevant and has a measurable impact on practice: attendees, in fact, will benefit from a significant competitive advantage in terms of knowledge and usage experience.
Tecniplast Training Centre courses are held at our Worldwide Corporate HQ: our fully-equipped showroom is at your disposal for training and demonstration purposes. We supply all the material needed for the course and offer participants logistic support for the whole training period.
Our training staff has extensive experience in the Lab Animal market and on products, as well as excellent teaching skills.
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The 2nd International FishMed Conference on Zebrafish Research (FishMed2018), which will be held on March 25-27, 2018 at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), Poland. We organize this event to share with you the most recent knowledge and developments in zebrafish research and give you the opportunity to meet and discuss your work. The program will include keynote lectures, plenary talks, short oral presentations, poster sessions, and extensive time for discussions.
The special focus of the conference are early stage researchers, for whom dedicated competitive sessions called Young FishMed have been designed. Thus, fourteen early stage researchers who submit the best abstracts will be invited to give short presentations: Young FishMed lectures. Moreover, three best posters will be awarded. Registration starts on October 1, 2017, so please mark your calendars.
For more information including preliminary program, please visit the conference website: http://fishmed2018.pl/
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Animal Technologists: the building blocks for research
20th to 23rd March 2018
The main purpose of Congress is to introduce Animal Technologists to the latest developments in all aspects of animal based research and technology. It is also an integral part of their CPD.
The 5th European Zebrafish Principal Investigators Meeting brings together principal investigators working at the forefront of zebrafish research.
The many plenary symposia of general interest and the specialised workshops provide unique opportunities for discussions, networking and creative thinking. Let’s grab this opportunity to highlight recent discoveries, provide perspectives to our community and establish strategic actions to advance science and promote funding.
EZPM 2018 is co-organized by the CIBIO-Centre for Integrative Biology of the University of Trento and the European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine and is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Dolomites, providing an idyllic environment to combine mental stimulation and nature exploration.
The Meeting will take place in Trento (Italy), March 20 to 23, 2018.
A flagship knowledge transfer event examining practical risk mitigation strategies. The lessons learnt and approaches used to reduce impact and the probability of occurrence.
Date and Time: Wednesday 5 October 2016 | 9.30 -15.30
Location: Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street Portland, ME 04101
Free of charge.
Register now, to avoid disappointment.
The 9th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference is being held at the LKC Medicine Novena Campus, Singapore from the 4-7 of October 2016
Registration is free of charge
July 22, 2016 Abstract Deadline and Conference award application deadline
September 1, 2016 Early-Bird Registration
September 11, 2016 Deadline to book accommodations
5th Annual International Zebrafish Husbandry Course
27th September-30th September 2016
Tecniplast Congress Centre
Buguggiate (VA) - ITALY
Presented by a distinguished panel of Speakers in the Zebrafish Community:
BARTON, Carrie • Oregon State University, US
GREGORY, Paull • Exeter University, UK
INGHAM, Phil • Exeter University (KEYNOTE SPEAKER, UK
COCKINGTON, Jason • Queensland University, AUS
SANDERS, Erik • Aquatics Lab Services LLC, US
LIEGGI,Christine • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US
Since 2012, the Chinese Zebrafish Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting (CZPM) has been held in Wuhan by the China Zebrafish Resource Center.
The CZPM is a biennial meeting series for scientists who are interested in basic and applied science in zebrafish and other fish models.
This year, the 3rd CZPM will take place in Wuhan, China from September 23th to September 26th.
In addition, the inaugural meeting of the Chinese Zebrafish Society (CZS) will be held simultaneously. The organizers welcome all participants who wish to take this opportunity to exchange research results, to share ideas, and to promote collaborations.
For more information, please visit the HOME PAGE
Anming Meng, Tsinghua University
Feng Liu, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yonghua Sun, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences