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V LAZEN Meeting and Course

V LAZEN Course and Symposium announced:

ICGEB-LAZEN “V Latin American Zebrafish Network Course and Symposium”

4-12 May, Cuernavaca, México.

Organiser: Enrique Salas Vidal (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México)

Co-organisers: Denhí Schnabel Peraza, Hilda Lomelí Buyoli (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México) and Fernando López Casillas (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México)

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Deadline for receipt of applications by local organisers: 1 March 2018.


The ICGEB aims at 
strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States 
nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

Zebrafish embryos undergoing epiboly, after ethanol treatment (maximum intensity projections; methyl green nuclear staining). Blue: control. Green: 1% EtOH. Red: 2% EtOH. Purple: 3% EtOH. Experiment made by the IV LAZEN Course class. Instructor: E. Salas.

The ICGEB-LAZEN Course and Symposium aims to promote international collaboration and free sharing of resources and experience among research groups interested in using zebrafish as a research model. It is expected that participants will gain knowledge in state-of-the-art techniques in fish husbandry, gene editing, optogenetics, gene expression analysis and advanced visualization and behavioral studies that can be applied in their home country laboratories.

Fish husbandry, gene editing, optogenetics, gene expression analysis, advanced visualisation, behavioral studies, fish immunology and zebrafish development

University level students (Ba, MSc and PhD) and laboratory technicians. Researchers and postdocs interested in using zebrafish as a research model. An in
ternational Symposium will follow the Course. Oral and poster sessions presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs. A limited number of grants, covering airplain ticket, accommodation and meals for the Course and Symposium will be available for selected participants. Additional travel contributions may also be provided, subject to availability from external sponsors. Selection will be based on financial need, application letter and support letter from the applicant's supervisor.


Submit your application for the Course on-line at by 1 March 2018.

Submit your registration and abstract for the Symposium on-line by 2 April 2018 - opening soon

Preliminary programme – coming soon

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