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|13th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics|
June 20-24, 2018
Mark your calendars now! The 13th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics (ICZDG) will be returning to its long-time home in Madison, Wisconsin in June, 2018. Join us for what promises to be an extraordinarily exciting and informative meeting featuring plenary, concurrent, workshop, and poster sessions that highlight the latest zebrafish research advances and inform participants about the newest cutting edge zebrafish research tools and technologies. The meeting will include numerous opportunities for participants to present their research findings, with well over a hundred speakers selected from submitted abstracts, three separate poster sessions, and a large variety of different workshops organized and run by meeting participants. The conference will also include numerous organized and informal educational and networking opportunities for trainees and junior investigators, as well as established investigators. The meeting is being held in the newly renovated Wisconsin Union and includes a number of organized social events such as a a reception, a barbecue picnic, a lunchtime community meeting, and a final formal banquet immediately followed by an after-party with an award-winning live band and dancing.
The ICZDG have been important “go to” meetings for the zebrafish community for more than two decades. Like previous ICZDG conferences, the 2018 Madison meeting will include numerous opportunities for sharing results and technologies, forging collaborations, coordinating community resources, and fostering the exposure and success of junior investigators and trainees. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Registration Opens December 1, 2017
13th ICZDG Preliminary Agenda
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13th ICZDG Keynote Speakers
Judith Kimble is Vilas Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Kimble is best known for her pioneering identification of a stem cell niche in the nematode C. elegans and subsequent analyses of genes, molecules, pathways and networks that regulate germline stem cells and sex determination. She began with HHMI in 1994 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995.
She has served the biomedical research community in numerous capacities, most recently as Chair of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science and a member of the NRC Next Generation Researchers Initiative committee.
Kári Stefánsson, M.D., Dr. Med. has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director since he founded deCODE genetics in August 1996. Dr. Stefánsson was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Directors of deCODE genetics in December 1999. From 1993 until April 1997, Dr. Stefánsson was a professor of Neurology, Neuropathology and Neuroscience at Harvard University. From 1983 to 1993, he held faculty positions in Neurology, Neuropathology and Neurosciences at the University of Chicago. Dr. Stefánsson received his M.D. and Dr. Med. from the University of Iceland and is board-certified in neurology and neuropathology in the United States. He has published numerous articles on the genetics of common/complex diseases and has been among the leaders of the world in the discovery of variants in the sequence of the human genome that associate with the risk of common/complex traits.
Dr. Stefánsson was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential men of the year for 2007 and by Newsweek as one of the 10 most important biologists of the 21 century. He was the recipient of the Jakobus Award 2007, The World Glaucoma Association Award for present scientific impact 2007, The European Society of Human Genetics Award 2009 and The Andre Jahre Award 2009. In 2014 he received the Inge Grundke-Iqbal award, awarded by the American Alzheimer’s Association and in 2016 the Sir Hans Krebs Medal, awarded by the Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
Abstract Submission Opens December 1, 2017
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