One of the fellows from the consortium, Julien Rougeot (UL), is a co-author of this paper which discusses the anti-bacterial function of the Macrophage-Expressed Perforins Mpeg1 and Mpeg1.2.
Annette Vergunst (INSERM), together with David O'Callaghan, was editor of the book volume "Host-Bacteria Interactions" in Springer Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, in which two chapters are written by the members of the FishForPharma consortium.
In this one-day conference, leading academic reserarchers and industrial partners will be brought together, who share a common interest in bringing the amazing potential of zebrafish for human health to fruition. The event is going to be held on 30 October 2014 at Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Our 4th FishForPharma Review Meeting will be organized on 15-16 October, 2014 in Sheffield, UK and will be followed by Complementary Skills workshops focusing on career development and techniques in project management. Excited to meet again with all the partners and fellows.
After finishing his two years Marie-Curie fellowship in our consortium, Ruben Marin-Juez has started his new post-doc position at Max Planck Institute for lung and heart research in Germany. He contributed a lot to this project with his work. It was very nice to work with you Ruben during these two years, and we all wish you lots of success in your future career.
Paper from the collaboration of Leiden and Wageningen University reviews the knowledge on TLR signalling in the context of recent advances in zebrafish studies and discuss possibilities for future approaches that can complement studies in cell cultures and rodent models.
Leiden University published a paper on the function of scavenger receptor Marco during mycobacterial infection of zebrafish embryos which is to control the initial transient pro-inflammatory response and determine the immune response signature at later stages of infection.
Recently published paper of CSIC reports on the conserved antiviral function of Interferon-induced proteins with tetratricopeptide repeats (IFITs) in non-mammalian species.