"Mechanics and mechanisms for tissue shaping" 2pm-6.30pm, 9th July 2013


Organized by Hernán López-Schier and Berta Alsina under the ESF QuanTissue funded project, the workshop aims at bringing together experts from complementary disciplines with a firm interest in a quantitative understanding of the basic mechanisms that govern morphogenetic processes at subcellular to tissue levels. The zebrafish system offers the possibility to acquire quantitative spatial, temporal and genetic data, combining them for a higher level picture of biological functions. This workshop is free of charge.

Invited speakers

  • Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Institute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg Austria
  • Guillaume Salbreux, Max Planck Institute for the Physiscs of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
  • Jordi Casanova, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain
  • Virginie Lecaudey, Center for Biological Signalling Studies, Freiburg, Germany
  • Click here to view flyer with full information of oral talks

    Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources, 10.30am-6pm, 9th July 2013


    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will be organizing One-Day Workshop at the 8th European Zebrafish Meeting. The Open Door Workshop provides an introduction to bioinformatics tools freely available on the internet, focussing primarily on the Zebrafish Genome data. The workshop features hands-on training in the use of public databases and web-based sequence analysis tools, and is taught by experienced instructors. This course is limited to 40 participants and will be held in English. Selection of participants will be done after receiving full payment strictly on first-come, first-served basis. Applications are now open, more information can be found at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute webpage. You can register through the main meeting registration link . There will be a course fee of €60 for all participants.


    10:30 - 10:50 Introduction to Genome Assemblies

    10:50 - 11:45 Databases and de novo analysis of sequence

    11:45 - 13:00 Genome Browsing

    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

    14:00 - 15:30 Exploring sequence variation and disease

    15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

    16:00 - 17:30 Comparative Sequence Analysis

    17:30 - 18:00 Discussion

    Strategies for Cell lineage tracing, 1pm-2pm, 10th July 2013

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    The zebrafish has established itself as a powerful model system for studying embryonic development and, more recently, the reiteration of developmental processes in adults, as in the case during regeneration for example. One advantage of the zebrafish that is now receiving more attention is the ability to examine the the origin, history, migration and developmental plasticity of individual cells using a variety of lineage tracing strategies in live animals. This workshop aims at providing a forum for discussing the state-of-the-art in lineage tracing methods. Abstracts for this workshop can be submitted in parallel to those for the general sessions of the meeting. A selection of these abstracts will be selected for oral presentations that will provide talking points to stimulate discussion. Organized by Patrick Blader.

    Parallel Session2: Breeding and Husbandry Workshop, 3pm-5pm, 10th July 2013

    The session will be divided in two parts: During the first hour we invite speakers to submit presentations of 15 minutes (including 3 minutes Q/A) about any novel development in the field of zebrafish husbandry. This may include topics as diverse as breeding, housing, feeding, rearing, and shipping fish, or issues related to zebrafish health, biosafety, and cryopreservation. Submit your abstract before 24 March at the main abstract submission link (follow abstract guidelines). Presentations will be selected by the session chairs based on their strategic and scientific relevance for the community, for improving fish health, maintenance, management, and husbandry. The second part will be in style of a workshop/community session. We will provide time for additional questions and discussion of the previously presented topics, and also for additional, random husbandry concerns. We will conclude the second part with announcements and will quiz the participants about their needs to determine and prioritize future workshops and session topics. Organized by Robert Geisler, Carole Wilson and Zoltan Varga.

    Tecniplast Symposium: Pure water or chemicals? Can (or should) industrial detergents play a role in zebrafish husbandry and hygiene management?,1pm-2pm, 11th July 2013

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    Karin Finger-Baier, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany

    Cristian Clerici, Tecniplast Spa, Buguggiate, Italy

    Washing fish tanks effectively has always been a difficult and tedious task and until now there has not been a generally accepted definition of when a fish tank should be considered clean. Moreover, zebrafish facility managers and PIs have always been uneasy about and often refused using chemicals for cleaning tanks, thinking those can leave residues on the tank walls and thus eventually pollute fish water. Here, we will show that - if combined with suitable washing equipment - the use of chemicals is both safe and effective in obtaining truly clean tanks and even superior to manual washing. Tecniplast recently engineered a purpose-built cage washer, the 650A, which is de -signed to address the special requirements in aquaculture. Tecniplast also patented a very effective and safe washing cycle, and, in collaboration with Dr. Weigert, developed a new line of detergents, the TP line. Combining these new, innovative products will give you crystal clear tanks, free of debris, algae and even biofilm.Let’s set a new standard in washing!

    IDEXX Symposium: Infectious Agents of Zebrafish-Impact on Research,1pm-2pm, 10th July 2013

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    Lela Riley, Director & General Manager, IDEXX BioResearch Services

    Marcus Crim, Head of Aquatic Diagnostics, IDEXX BioResearch Services

    Join Drs. Marcus Crim and Lela Riley from IDEXX BioResearch as they discuss cuttingedge health monitoring technologies for zebrafish. It has been well established with rodents that infections of animal models can confound, alter or invalidate research findings. Thus, it is important to establish a health monitoring program for animal models to ensure the quality and validity of research studies. In this seminar you will learn about the types of studies that are potentially impacted by various zebrafish pathogens. You will also learn about newly developed molecular diagnostic assays that detect an array of bacterial, parasitic and viral pathogens of zebrafish. These assays, coupled with traditional histologic evaluations, can be used as the basis for development of health monitoring programs to protect critical research studies using zebrafish models.

    Zebrafish Disease Models 6, 14-17th July 2013, Murcia

    Following the 8th European Zebrafish Meeting, the Zebrafish Disease Models 6, Haematopoiesis, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection & Cancer Workshop will take place in Murcia. It follows upon the success of the previous meetings in Leiden (2007), Spoleto (2009) Boston (2010), Edinburgh (2011) and Jiangsu China (2012). It is attended mainly by principal investigators from around the world, including the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, it is an intense 3 day workshop to discuss and present unpublished work and new techniques. Keynote speakers include Leonard Zon (Harvard Medical School), Lallita Ramakrishnan (University of Washington) and Anna Huttenlocher (University of Wisconsin-Madison). more information here

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