Zebrafish Disease Models 6 meeting will be organized between 14-17 July, 2013 in Murcia, Spain. Abstract submission has opened on 1st November, 2012. Deadline for abstract submission is 31st January, 2013.
An open letter signed by European Nobel laureates has been published in top European newspapers this week. The impact of this letter will be increased if it is followed by a mobilization of the national scientific communities. Therefore the Initiative for Science in Europe has launched an online petition to voice the concerns of European scientists on research budgets.
This week we had the first project meeting where the recruited Marie Curie Fellows could get to know each other and exchange experiences about their research projects that they have just started. The meeting with this enthousiastic group of young scientists and their supervisors was a great success.
The 6th Zebrafish Disease Models Workshop will be held from 14 to 17 July 2013 in Murcia in Spain, directly following the European Zebrafish Meeting in Barcelona. ZDM6 will gather around a hundred scientists using zebrafish to study the biology of haematopoiesis, immunity, inflammation, infection and cancer.
FishForPharma will have a network meeting in Paris from 18 to 21 September 2012, combined with training workshops for the Marie-Curie Fellows. Workshops on zebrafish husbandry and techniques for infection studies and microscopic imaging of zebrafish embyos are also open to external participants.
In our latest review we give a comprehensive overview of how the immune system of zebrafish recognizes and responds to infectious microbes. We also discuss parallels and differences with the human immune system.
The Leiden natural history museum Naturalis has opened a new exhibit called the Cell Zoomer: an enormous touch screen that allows visitors to zoom in on the tiny body of a zebrafish larva. It is composed of 30,000 electron microscopy images making it possible to explore the different organs of the zebrafish, zoom in on its cells, and even reveal the details of cells with up to 500,000 times magnification.
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We published a video article in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) demonstrating how infectious diseases can be studied in zebrafish embryos.