Free Webinar: Zebrafish as an experimental research model

posted Jun 16, 2021, 5:53 AM by Flavio Zolessi   [ updated Jun 16, 2021, 7:04 AM ]

Zebrafish as an experimental research model

July 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2021. 

The event is free and aims to
 promote the dissemination of zebrafish as a research model, bringing research from the United Kingdom, Norway, China, India, Germany, Netherlands, among others, for a discussion of the use of zebrafish in different areas of knowledge. 

The webinar is an initiative of the Institute of Biosciences at UNESP- Botucatu and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at USP, with Profs. Dr. Natalia Feitosa, Dr. Rafael Henrique Nóbrega and Dr. Ives Charlie da Silva. 

LAZEN 2020 Preliminary program ready!

posted Feb 27, 2020, 6:28 AM by Flavio Zolessi

Download the preliminary program for the International Zebrafish and Medaka Conference of the Latin American Zebrafish Network (LAZEN) in Cusco, PERÚ from March 29 until April 2, 2020.

An outstanding list of plenary and invited speakers will cover a wide range of topics on various fish models. In addition, oral and poster presentations have been selected from submitted abstracts. 


For more information, please visit the meeting website:

We look forward to welcoming you in Perú, a world-class destination famous for its hospitality, culture, history, nature and gastronomy. Ample time will be provided for scientific discussions, networking, social and sightseeing activities.


The LAZEN Perú 2020 Organizing Committee,
Ed Málaga-Trillo, UPCH (Perú)
Joaquín Letelier, Universidad Mayor (Chile)
Flavio Zolessi, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Kate Whitlock, Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile)
Miguel Allende, Universidad de Chile (Chile)
Renata Medeiros, Instituto Nacional de Controle de Qualidade em Saúde (Brazil)

Twitter: @ZebrafishLatino


posted Jan 29, 2020, 8:09 PM by Flavio Zolessi

We want to remind you that we will have our 10th year celebration VI LAZEN meeting next 29/3-2/4 un Cusco, Perú. The organizers have set up an amazing program, which added to the magic Cusco and its surroundings, holds the promise of our best meeting ever!

Deadline for early registration and abstract submission is now Feb 14!
Do not miss this last chance!!!

Register NOW at:

Any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organization:
1- In addition to the credit card payment, the possibility for bank transfer has also been activated. In case you still have problems with these two modes of payment, please contact the organizers at

2- The Society of Developmental Biology USA (SDB) has funded several fellowships for students/postdocs that are current SDB members, which can be used to cover lodging or part of your travel expenses. To apply, send an email to, stating your SDB ID number (after registering at the meeting). You can also become an SDB member at: (Students: USD 20; Postdocs: USD 45).

Zenith - International PhD Program in Neuroscience

posted Nov 18, 2019, 6:16 AM by Flavio Zolessi   [ updated Nov 18, 2019, 6:21 AM ]

We have setup an international neuroscience PhD program ( ) funded by the European Union.

Applications for the ZENITH PhD program will close on January 5th, 2020. Students will begin their projects by September 2020.
Please, share this info with your network via your social media accounts and subscribe to our social media channels!

9th Strategic Conference for Fish Investigators 2020 in Taiwan

posted Nov 7, 2019, 8:24 PM by Latin American Zebrafish Network

The 9th Strategic Conference for Fish Investigators (SCZI) (PI meeting) will take place at the beautiful National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, February 4 - 8 
This conference is geared towards zebrafish and medaka principle investigators while welcoming researchers working on other fish models including but not limited to sticklebacks, cavefish, goldfish, and killifish. Plenary sessions will highlight cutting-edge research and technological advances, and there will be numerous concurrent sessions and workshops. Meeting attendance is limited to 200.
Abstract submissions are due by November 15.
For more information, please visit the conference webpage:

DEADLINE 28/7: International Workshop “Genome editing in mammals using CRISPR tools”

posted Jul 23, 2019, 10:54 AM by Flavio Zolessi   [ updated Jul 23, 2019, 10:59 AM ]

Registration is now open for the International Workshop “Genome editing in mammals using CRISPR tools”, that will be held at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, from October 14 to 17, 2019. Deadline: July 28.

For more information, please visit here.

Radboud Summerschool course: Zebrafish in Biomedicine and Toxicology

posted Feb 7, 2019, 6:24 AM by Flavio Zolessi

Radboud Summerschool course: Zebrafish in Biomedicine and Toxicology
12th-16th August 2019
Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Report on the 2018 Cuernavaca LAZEN meeting published!

posted Dec 12, 2018, 10:19 AM by Flavio Zolessi

This time, four students participating at the V LAZEN Course in Cuernavaca, México, had the initiative to write the official report to be published, in the journal Zebrafish.
Read it here:

Zebrafish Got Spicy: V Course and Symposium of the Latin American Zebrafish Network

Aldana P. David, Brenda Delfín, Magela Rodao, and Roberto Rodríguez-Ortiz

Published Online: 4 Dec 2018

The V Latin American Zebrafish Network Course and Symposium was held from May 4 to 12, 2018 at the Institute of Biotechnology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. A group of 19 students from eight different countries were selected and trained during a week in a variety of topics and techniques using zebrafish as a model, followed by a 2-day symposium. In this article, we want to point out not only the outstanding activities carried out during the course but also highlight the great experience, the knowledge, and the fantastic relationships we gained from those days.

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