Collaboration between two FishForPharma partners, Wageningen and Leiden Universities resulted in this paper on the identification of accessory molecules in teleost fish which are important for biosynthesis and activation of Toll-like receptors.
Online registration for ZDM7 Conference is now open. Book your place now to take advantage of the discounted early registration fees.
This paper highlights important new findings in host defence mechanisms against bacterial pathogens unraveled by the use of zebrafish larvae for studying microbial infections.
Two partners from the FishForPharma network, Leiden University and Sheffield University, published a joint paper showing that manipulation of the host genetic pathway responsible for detecting low oxygen levels causes a decrease in mycobacterial infection in zebrafish via a nitric oxide dependent mechanism.
The abstract submission system is now open for the 7th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference (ZDM7) which will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA from June 28th-July 1st. This conference follows on the success of six other ZDM Conferences which have brought together the best scientists in the field to focus on the latest science using zebrafish to model disease. Speakers will cover topics ranging including infection, cancer biology, live-imaging, genetics and etiology of disease, chemical biology, stem cells and novel therapies entering the clinic.
ZF-Screens, a partner of FishForPharma consortium, is announcing the Genomics and Bioinformatics Workshop to be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, from 28 till 30 January 2014. A three-day workshop with keynote lectures and a hands-on section on processing of Illumina RNAseq data is open for our Marie Curie fellows and other interested scientists as well.
New paper with a FishForPharma fellow, Julien Rougeot as a co-author has been published identifying infection-inducible microRNA families that are conserved between zebrafish and human and showing that one of these, the miR-146 family, affects apolipoprotein gene expression during infection.