January 2017 Newsletter
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Rebecca D. Burdine and Monika Dezhbod

Contributors to this issue:

David Grunwald
University of Utah
Joan Heath
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Brant Weinstein
Mary Mullins
University of Pennsylvania
Mayumi Miller
HyunMin Jung
Aniket Gore


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Welcome to the inaugural “News Splash” newsletter from the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS)! Click here to read more about the history and goals of IZFS.
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IZFS Board of Directors
President  Vice President  Secretary  Treasurer
Brant Weinstein, PhD
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA 

Mary Mullins, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 


Stephan Neuhauss, PhD
University of Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland 

Mary Halloran, PhD
 University of Wisconsin  
Madison, Wisconsin, USA  
Peter Currie, PhD
Monash University
Clayton, Australia

Koichi Kawakami, PhD
National Institute of Genetics
Shizuoka, Japan


Miguel Allende, PhD
Universidad de Chile  
Santiago, Chile
Michael Brand, PhD
Technische Universität Dresden 
Dresden, Germany 
Corinne Houart, PhD
Kings College
London, United Kingdom  
Steve Wilson, PhD
University College of London
London, United Kingdom 
Sharon Amacher, PhD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Rebecca Burdine, PhD 
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

David Raible, PhD
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA  
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, PhD 
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri, USA  
Monte Westerfield, PhD
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Leonard Zon, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA 

Click on the pictures to read board members' full biographies.

 The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) Meeting Report

The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) took place July 13-17, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  TAGC brought seven research communities together to hold their individual community meetings in one large conference...Read More

Click here to see the award winners.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish (MARZ) Fall/Winter Meeting Report
On Friday, December 9th 2016, zebrafish researchers from around the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at the National Institutes of Health for a day-long research meeting...Read More

The 2016 Chi-Bin Chien Award Winner – Adam Miller

The Chi-Bin Chien award was created to honor a brilliant and inspiring young scientist who was quickly recognized as friend of many people throughout the zebrafish community and who died very young a few years ago of cancer. Chi-bin was diagnosed with ...Read More

Nominations for the 2017 Chi-Bin Chien Award are due February, 6 2017.
For more information click here

The 2016 George Streisinger Award Winner-Charles Kimmel

Congratulation to Dr. Charles Kimmel for being named the 2016 George Streisinger Award recipient. The award will be presented at the 2017 Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators. The April 2017 IZFS News Splash will document this experience. 

Nominations for the 2017 George Streisinger Award are due February 6, 2017.
For more information click here

2017 Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators Update
IZFS leadership, conference organizers, and staff are currently preparing for the upcoming 7th Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators (SCZI), once again being held at the scenic Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, in January 2017.  This meeting will be the largest SCZI yet, with over 210 primary investigators descending on Asilomar for four days of intensive scientific sessions, workshops, and region-specific and general community sessions.  Registration for this meeting is now closed. If you are one of the lucky attendees, check out the SCZI 2017 website at izfs.org for information on the conference program, how to get to Asilomar, and other relevant details.  We look forward to seeing many of you at what promises to be an extremely exciting and productive meeting!
Call for Associate Editors/Contributors  

News Splash has exciting opportunities available to trainees, junior faculty, or senior investigators to serve as either IZFS Newsletter Associate Editors or Contributors. Associate Editors have the opportunity to assist with some or all content for the News Splash issues. Opportunities include writing, editing and helping to develop new ongoing features of the newsletter. Excellent experience to add to your resume!

Contributors help produce specific stories for the newsletter. You can contact the News Splash team with your idea for a story, or we can provide an assignment. For example, we are looking for contributors to provide meeting reports, article reviews, technology reports and policy briefs. 

All of these opportunities are available to anyone in the zebrafish community at any stage of their career, and is useful for those wishing to obtain science writing experience. Email info@izfs.org for additional details.

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