IZFC featured a stellar keynote speaker, two prestigious George Streisinger and Chi-Bin Chien award lectures. A wealth of plenary and concurrent sessions highlighted the latest zebrafish research advances and informed participants about the newest cutting-edge zebrafish research tools and technologies. The presentations featured a host of topics including: genetics and genomics, imaging, regeneration, sustainability and so much more. All sessions were recorded for future access.
The full program can be viewed here on the virtual event platform
Zebrafish: One-cell at a time (single cell)
Brain & Behavior / Sensorimotor systems / Neurodevelopment
Brain-Body Interactions (and metabolic disease)
Cellular Mechanisms of Embryogenesis
Gene Regulation: Central Dogma / GRNs / Epigenetics
Germ Cells, Gametogenesis, Sex Determination
From embryonic pattern to form and function
Ecology & Evolution / Evo-devo / Comparative Biology
Regeneration and Stem Cells
Ageing and Neurodegeneration
Zebrafish: From disease modeling to therapeutics
Cardiac, Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Systems
Physiology and Metabolism
Cancer and Growth Control
Blood and Lymphatic Systems, Hematopoiesis, Vascular Biology
Infection and Immunity, Wound Healing
Glia & Myelination
Dynamics of function and regulation of Endoplasmic Reticulum
June 22, 2022 | 6:15-7:15pm EDT
Kazutoshi Mori, PhD
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Prof. Dr. Kazutoshi Mori is a professor of Biophysics at the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. He is a leading researcher in the field of Protein Quality Control, focusing on the biological and physiological importance of the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR).
How to Build Embryo Models in vitro: Naive Stem Cells Instructed by a Morphogen Secreting Organizer
June 24, 2022 | 3:00-3:45pm EDT
Christine and Bernard Thisse, PhD
University of Virginia
2022 George Streisinger Award Winners
Bernard and Christine Thisse recently retired from their positions of : ‘Directeurs de Recherche au CNRS’ (France) and Professors of Cell Biology and of Biology, University of Viriginia (USA).
Conserved Myosin light chain function is essential to sarcomere assembly in fast-twitch skeletal muscle
June 23, 2022 | 3:00-3:30pm EDT
Jared Talbot, PhD
University of Maine
2022 Chi-Bin Chien Award Winner
Jared Talbot studies the dynamic signals that control muscle development, from progenitor specification through cell migration, fusion, and differentiation. He began work as an assistant professor in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine in Fall 2019. Dr. Talbot's zebrafish genetics work began with Ph.D. studies in Charles Kimmel's lab at the University of Oregon. He learned to study muscle from Sharon Amacher, enriched by a robust muscle research community at The Ohio State University. Along the way, Dr. Talbot has developed and distributed protocols, mutant lines, and given hands-on training to many labs in the zebrafish community.
Blood Stem Cell Clonality and the Niche
A Legacy of the Blood Mutants from the First Tübingen Screen
June 25, 2022 | 11:30am-12:15pm EDT
Leonard Zon, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2022 EZS Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Award Winner
Leonard Zon, the Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital, is a consummate clinician scientist. Len’s pioneering research has led to fundamental discoveries in hematopoiesis, cancer biology and stem cell biology all while developing, harnessing and showcasing the power of the zebrafish as a model organism.
Don’t miss the poster hall! Explore the variety of presentations and chat with the presenters about their research. This dynamic poster hall fosters the exposure and success of junior investigators and trainees. Posters will also be available virtually with an opportunity to connect to the poster presenter.
The exhibit hall provides the opportunity to connect with vendors for your various research needs. Along with the in person exhibits, there will also be a virtual booth presence as well.
Join us June 22, 2022, for the welcome and networking reception to kick things off. Then on Saturday June 25, 2022, join us for the banquet and reception to cap off an exceptional conference experience.