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The Zebrafish Disease Models Society (ZDMS) encourages you to attend the 12th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference (ZDM12), which will be held July 15-18th in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

ZDMS focuses on the need for relevant animal models to support mechanistic understanding of disease pathology and spur the development of innovative translational approaches.

Keynote speakers: Tyler Jacks (Boston, USA) and Catherine Wu (Boston, USA)
Invited speakers: Catherina Becker (UK), Craig Ceol (USA), Stephen Ekker (USA), Phillip Elks (UK), James Gagnon (USA), Julia Horsfield (NZ), Makoto Kobayashi (Japan), Kristen Kwan (USA), Celia Moens (USA), Nikolay Ninov (Germany), Andrea Pauli (Austria), Jinrong Peng, (PR China), Lali Ramakrishnan (UK), Eirini Trompouki (Germany), Zilong Wen (Hong Kong).

Special sessions planned include a pre-meeting for students and post-docs on July 15th, mentoring sessions, and our customary women in science session.

The final deadline for abstracts and travel award applications is soon: 1st April.

Also announced at ZDM12 will be the 2nd ZDMS Junior Faculty Award for Excellence.
The main criterion for this award is research excellence, demonstrated by a senior author publication after January 1st, 2016.
Application deadline for this award is April 25th.
Full details at

See you there!
Graham Lieschke
President, Zebrafish Disease Models Society (ZDMS)
and the Local Organising Committee
(David Langenau, Trista North, Wolfram Goessling, Jenna Galloway)

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