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Zebrafish is gaining prominence as an important vertebrate model for investigating various human diseases. The number of researchers using zebrafish models has been dramatically increasing throughout the world including Malaysia. We had previously organized the 1st Malaysia Zebrafish Disease Model Workshop in 2015. The event attracted over 70 participants from local and international Universities and institutes. Despite the high interest in the zebrafish model among researchers in Malaysia, many researchers in Malaysia still do not have access to zebrafish techniques/tools and thus may not be utilizing the model to its fullest potential. This workshop aims to provide a platform for Malaysian researchers and students who are currently working or planning to work with the zebrafish model to learn the latest research techniques using zebrafish. The workshop is structured around research seminars and lectures, along with hands-on sessions conducted by international and local experts. This workshop will also promote collaboration within the zebrafish researchers’ community in Malaysia.

Date: 2nd-4th October 2017 (Mon-Wed)
Venue: Monash University Malaysia



  • Prof. Koichi Kawakami (Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
    “Enhancer trapping and calcium imaging reveal functional neuronal circuitries essential for fish behaviors”  


  • A/Prof. Ichiro Masai (Developmental Neurobiology Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan)

“Molecular Mechanism and Cellular Dynamics of Lens Fiber Differentiation”


  • A/Prof. Suresh J. Jesuthasan (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

"How light can control brain state and behaviour”   


  • A/Prof. Chung-Der Hsiao (Department of Bioscience Technology, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)

“Use transgenic and genome editing approaches to create human cancer models in Zebrafish”


  • A/Prof. Kuang Ye Chow (School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia)
    “Automated zebrafish tracking and its effect on behavioral quantification”


  • Dr. Ajay S. Mathuru (Faculty of Science, Yale-NUS College, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR, Singapore)


Poster and tentative program as attached for your reference. For updated program, please visit our website (

Registration deadline: 30th Aug 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 15th Aug 2017 

Fees (inclusive lunch and tea breaks):

Participant (Malaysian): MYR 1000

Participant (International): USD 350

Student (Malaysian): MYR 800

Student (International): USD 250



Online registration: 

AND email payment slip to


Submission for Poster presentation and Review Guidelines:
Please send abstract for poster presentation to