2020 International Zebrafish and Medaka Conference in CUSCO, PERÚ
Abstracts and Registrations welcome!

The International Zebrafish and Medaka Conference of the Latin American Zebrafish Network (LAZEN) will take place in Cusco, PERÚ from March 29 until April 2 2020.

An outstanding list of plenary and invited speakers will cover a wide range of topics on various fish models. In addition, oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. A limited number of fellowships/waivers will be offered to junior scientists. From March 14-27 we will host an ICGEB-sponsored, pre-conference, Zebrafish and Medaka Practical Course in Lima.

For more information, please visit our website:

We look forward to welcoming you in Perú, a world-class destination famous for its hospitality, culture, history, nature and gastronomy. Ample time will be provided for scientific discussions, networking, social and sightseeing activities.


The LAZEN Perú 2020 Organizing Committee,
Ed Málaga-Trillo, UPCH (Perú)
Joaquín Letelier, Universidad Mayor (Chile)
Flavio Zolessi, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Kate Whitlock, Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile)
Miguel Allende, Universidad de Chile (Chile)
Renata Medeiros, Instituto Nacional de Controle de Qualidade em Saúde (Brazil)

Twitter: @ZebrafishLatino

The symposium will be a satellite for the 2020 International Congress of the International Society of Neuroethology in Lisbon, Portugal.

The symposium will take place on Saturday (25/7/2020) and Sunday (26/7/2020) at the Instituto Universitário, Lisbon, Portugal (

For registration and further details, go to

The registration date for abstracts has been extended to 22nd November 2019.

This is a short course for veterinarians, technicians, trainees, principal investigators, and core managers who utilize or plan to utilize fish models in laboratory research. The course is directed by Michael Kent, Ph.D., College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University. Course faculty include: Rodman G. Getchell, Ph.D., Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine; Christian Lawrence, M.S., Children’s Hospital Boston; and Jan Spitsbergen, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University. 

The course is offered at the MDI Biological Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park. It is intended to help laboratory technicians, researchers, and veterinarians monitor and maintain the health of a colony of aquatic organisms, focusing on zebrafish. This course is appropriate for veterinarians and veterinary trainees, as well as technical staff, students, postdocs, and investigators. 

The course consists of lectures, laboratory exercises with a high faculty to student ratio, and discussion. 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. 

This course is now 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. RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of both category 1 (Scientific) and 3 (Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development). 

For more information, visit the MDI Biological Laboratory course page <> or email the Education Office at

IZFS invites all Principle Investigators to the 9th Strategic Conference for Fish Investigators (SCZI), taking place February 4 – 8, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan, to submit an abstract and register! The extended abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2019. Additionally, to receive the lowest registration rate, register by November 15, 2019. After this date, registration rates will increase.

This conference is geared towards zebrafish and medaka principle investigators while welcoming researchers working on other fish models including but not limited to sticklebacks, cavefish, goldfish, and killifish. Plenary sessions will highlight cutting-edge research and technological advances, and there will be numerous concurrent sessions and workshops. Meeting attendance is limited to 200 in order to enable meaningful discussions.

Submit an abstract at
Register at

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference webpage or email

Principal investigators are invited to attend the 9th Strategic Conference of Fish Investigators (SCZI), which will be held on February 4 - 8 at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. The meeting attendance is limited to 200 in order to enable meaningful discussions.

This conference is geared towards zebrafish and medaka Principle Investigators while welcoming researchers working on other fish models including but not limited to sticklebacks, cavefish, goldfish, and killifish. Plenary sessions will highlight cutting-edge research and technological advances, and there will be numerous concurrent sessions and workshops.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

Early Registration Deadline: October 31, 2019

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2019

For more information, visit the conference webpage at

The International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) will be participating in TAGC2020, which will take place on April 22 - 26, 2020 in Metro Washington DC. This is a follow up to the International Zebrafish Conference that took place at TAGC2016. Join us at the opening night Zebrafish mixer! Half of the sessions will be programmed as zebrafish ones and half joint with the other model organisms. Other communities participating include C. elegans, Drosophila, Mammalian, Xenopus, Yeast, and Population, Evolutionary & Quantitative Genetics. A keynote talk will be given by Alex Schier.

Registration and Abstract Submission Opens: October 2019
Early Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline: December 5, 2019

Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 1, 2020
Advance Registration Deadline: April 17, 2020

For more information on the conference and for information on zebrafish specific sessions, visit

At the 16th IZFC, you’ll learn about the latest zebrafish research and cutting-edge zebrafish research tools and technologies from around the world. The conference will have educational and networking opportunities for you; whether you’re a trainee, junior investigator, or established investigator!

More information on the conference will be published when finalized on the conference webpage at

Deadline for registrationand abstract submission: Oct. 01

Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics in Zebrafish

Dates- 11th – 14th November 2019


Venue- European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Application deadline- Friday 23rd August

Event type – course

Price - £510

Dear zebrafish community:
I will be chairing the community session at the 4th International Zebrafish Conference in Suzhou. I am requesting anyone interested in making an announcement at the community session to please contact me directly ASAP ( ) to get included in the agenda for the meeting. I hope to accommodate all who would like to make an announcement, but we will have to keep a keen awareness of the limited time available and make decisions accordingly. Thanks to all and looking forward to seeing everyone in Suzhou.
Shawn Burgess

We are pleased to announce a new meeting on Zebrafish Neural Circuits & Behavior, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin with dinner and an evening session on Wednesday November 20, and conclude with lunch on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

This meeting will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the most innovative and exciting research currently ongoing in neuroscience using the zebrafish model. Sessions will range from genetic tools all the way to cognition, and the program will provide broad coverage of the field from molecular to systems neuroscience. Sessions and workshops focused on technological innovations will supplement the program, allowing for dissemination of cutting-edge methods that are revolutionizing the field. 

The conference website is now live at 

Abstract Submission and Registration are now open! 

Abstract Submission August 30th, 2019

Registration October 5th, 2019

We are happy to announce the meeting of the Polish Zebrafish Society. The meeting will take place in Warsaw , at the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology on the 26th and 27th September 2019. The meeting is not only for the members of the Society but for everyone who is using or interested in using or just fascinated by the zebrafish model organism. The two-day meeting will include state of the art lectures, oral presentations selected from abstracts and a poster session. We encourage PIs, post-docs, PhD students and just budding scientists to attend the meeting.

Don't miss the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues in Poland that share your zebrafish interest!