Committees

2021-2022 IZFS Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee oversees the nomination process for IZFS awards. The committee determines eligibility criteria, solicits nominations from the membership and recommends recipients to the Board. IZFS awards include: George Streisinger Award, Chi-Bin Chien Award and Christine Beattie Travel Award

Kate Whitlock (Chair)
Masahiko Hibi
Suresh Jeyaraj Jesuthasan
Elke Ober

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The IZFS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee aims to increase the participation of zebrafish researchers who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in scientific research. We celebrate the scientific contributions of IZFS members of all identities. We strive to foster an open and welcoming environment where all members are encouraged to engage in dialogue, question, learn, and contribute to their fullest potential. We endeavor to offer scientific exchange that emphasizes respect for differences in culture, language, and life experience. By engaging with a diverse community of researchers, all members of the society will benefit from enhanced idea exchange and innovation.

Read more about the IZFS DEI goals here.

Kirsten Sadler Edepli (Chair)
Myra Chavez Rosas
Steve Farber
D'Juan Farmer
Pascal Lafontant
Monica Mannings
Sumeet Singh
Carola Ulrike-Niesler

Environmental Sustainability Committee

The Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) provides strategic recommendations to IZFS leadership regarding initiatives that can maximize the benefits of international scientific interactions and activities whilst minimizing environmental impact.

Follow the Environmental Sustainability Committee on Twitter for tips and tricks to make research activities more environmentally sustainable and to learn more about research that helps save the planet.

Corinne Houart (Chair)
Maximilian Beuer
Ashley Bruce
Tom Carney
Miguel Concha
Sunandan Dhar
Judith Eisen
Zhilian Hu
Alvin Ma
Erez Raz
Viviana Vedder

Newsletter and Publications Committee

The Newsletter and Publications Committee helps to publish quarterly IZFS e-Newsletters, writing newsletter content and soliciting additional content from the officers, board, and membership of the society.  The committee works with IZFS staff to assemble the e-Newsletter for distribution to the membership.

Rebecca Burdine (Chair)
Cecilia Moens
Ken Poss
Karuna Sampath
Brant Weinstein
Han Wang
Tanya Whitfield
Kate Whitlock

Nominations Committee

The Nomination Committee plans and schedules the annual election. The Committee solicits suggestions for nominations for IZFS Officers and Board Members from the IZFS membership, and formulates a slate of candidates for the annual election with approval of the IZFS board.

Philip Ingham (Chair)
Committee Members TBA

Professional Society Nominations Committee

The Professional Society Nominations Committee helps identify people within the zebrafish community who should be nominated for membership to various societies and coordinates their nomination.

Didier Stainier (Chair)
Phil Ingham
Mary Mullins
Lalita Ramakrishnan 
Alex Schier
Lila Solnica-Krezel
Leonard Zon

Webinar Committee

The Webinar Committee provides strategic guidance for the IZFS Webinar Series. The Committee identifies topics and secures speakers for the monthly schedule. 

Debbie Yelon (Chair)
Jeroen Bakkers
Christian Mosimann
Stephan Neuhauss

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