16th International Zebrafish Conference (IZFC)

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The 16th International Zebrafish Conference is going virtual

The International Zebrafish Conference (IZFC) will be held online, June 16 - 22.

After careful consideration, IZFS has made the decision to move the IZFC from an in-person meeting to an all-virtual meeting. The meeting will be held June 16-22 (content is not scheduled for the weekend). To read the announcement from the IZFS president, please click here.

Important information and dates:

Registration to open in mid-March
Call for abstracts to open in mid-March
Early registration deadline in mid-April
Abstract submission deadline in mid-April
Abstract review completed in mid-May
Conference to take place June 16-22

Please look for more information in the coming months. If you have any questions, email info@izfs.org.


Keynote Lectures

Sean B. Carroll, PhD
Balo-Simon Endowed Chair of Biology,
University of Maryland
Vice President for Science Education,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Janet Rossant, PhD
Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus
Hospital for Sick Children
University Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto


Award Lectures

2020 George Streisinger Award Lecture: Alexander Schier, PhD, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2020 Chi-Bin Chen Award Lecture: Margot Williams, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

2021 George Streisinger Award Lecture: TBA

2021 Chi-Bin Chen Award Lecture: TBA


Conference Organizing Committee

Chair - Phil Ingham
IZFS President, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Elisabeth Busch-Nentwich
IZFS Board member, University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine, United Kingdom

Brian Ciruna
University of Toronto, Canada

Kessen Patten
Institut National de Recherche Scientifique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Leonor Saude
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal

Zilong Wen
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China