IZFS Webinars

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In April 2020, the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) launched the IZFS Webinar Series. The series includes a variety of research and professional development topics. The content of the webinars is designed for researchers from every career level and to share the latest scientific findings, methods, technologies, and products to facilitate research. The format provides direct access to experts in the field in an interactive online setting.

Webinar registration is free to all IZFS members. Non-members may participate in each webinar for a fee of $25.00 USD. To register for webinars, please click here. If you have never been a member and would like to join, please click here. If your membership has lapsed and you would like to renew to participate in the webinars, please click here.


Upcoming Webinars

Cancer Modeling
November 17, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Richard White
Richard White, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

In this webinar, we will discuss how the intersection of developmental programs and the microenvironment drive melanoma progression and metastasis. Additionally, we will touch on new transgenic technologies in zebrafish, including Transgene Electroporation (TEAZ) and combinatorial methods.

Follow Dr. Richard White on Twitter: @whitefishlab


Drug Discovery: Can Zebrafish Screens Really Lead to New Human Medicines?
December 10, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

Randy Peterson, PhD
University of Utah

As the only vertebrate model organism amenable to scalable screens, the zebrafish has long been touted as having the potential to deliver new drug candidates. In the past few years, drug candidates discovered in zebrafish have finally begun to reach human trials, suggesting that the potential may be turning to reality.  This webinar will illustrate the arc of zebrafish drug discovery from academic lab to the clinic as well as highlight key challenges and emerging opportunities in zebrafish drug discovery.


Evolutionary Studies:
Just Under the Surface: Leveraging Zebrafish to Understand the Interplay Between Evolution and Development

January 14, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET

Matthew Harris, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Not only is zebrafish a powerful model to understand gene function in development, this fish provides a valuable window to understand how evolution has shaped development, and conversely, how development shapes evolution. This talk will discuss how genetic analysis in this singular representative species can support broader analysis of all fishes, including us.

 Follow Dr. Matthew Harris on Twitter: @fishyskeleton

Previous Webinars

For a complete list of our archived webinars, please click here 

Current members may access the recorded webinars by logging into the "members-only" portal


2020 Webinar Series Sponsors

Learn more about our sponsors here.





Webinar Sponsorship Opportunities

Becoming a sponsor is a unique opportunity to connect with the most influential group of fish researchers in a virtual setting.  The content of the webinars is designed to attract researchers from every career level and to share the latest scientific findings, methods, technologies and products to facilitate their research work. Learn more about our customizable sponsorship packages here.

NEW!! Corporate members receive a 10% discount on all webinar sponsorship opportunities. For more details on corporate memberships, please click here.

Please contact Eli Rehorst, IZFS Administrative Coordinator, at +1 414 918 9835 or by email at info@izfs.org to discuss these opportunities further.