PennState University has developed a web-based anatomical and pathological atlas of the zebrafish.
Zebrafish are increasing in popularity in countless research areas. Here is an overview of some great resources to get you started in the field.
AAAS is hosting an interesting workshop at SfN tonight: Careers Away from the Bench.
Glenn Close spoke at SfN today about her advocacy and BringChange2Mind.
Highlighting zebrafish research to be presented at the SfN annual meeting
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Posted on 10 October 2012
Zenerei Institute & ISBS invite you to join fellow zebrafish researchers during a day-long course consisting of a series of lectures covering major neurobehavioral domains and advanced phenotyping techniques for probing normal and pathological behaviors in zebrafish. Additionally, it will provide a forum for individual to share, exchange and troubleshoot aspects of zebrafish behavioral research. The [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 03 November 2011
Zebrafish are increasingly swimming into the view of large-scale drug screening projects. Behavioral screens can be used as a first-line detection tool for new drug effects, and their popularity continues to grow. Translating results to what we might see in humans requires an appropriate (vertebrate) model suited for large-scale studies. This is a tall order, but [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 14 September 2011
Writing a thesis, or a paper? Need to get out of the office/house? Here is a work-in-progress collaborative effort to map all thesis writing friendly cafes around the world. Take a look at the map, and maybe contribute your favorite writing friendly cafe in your area. Continue Reading
Posted on 09 September 2011
Applications are invited from suitably qualified, highly motivated candidates for a fixed-term 3 year contract Postdoctoral Researcher position in Developmental Biology based at the Grealy/Byrnes laboratory at National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will work on a programme employing knockdown and rescue approaches in zebrafish to model the congenital heart disorder arrhythmogenic right [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 26 December 2010
The Marine Biological Laboratory organizes an intense two week course on Zebrafish Development and Genetics, held in August every year. The next course will be from August 7-21 2011. The course is both lecture and lab based, with most of the labs being scheduled for mornings and afternoon, and lectures in the evening. The material covers [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 26 December 2010
There are a few different resources for Zebrafish research related job posts. Jobs tagged with “zebrafish” on Nature Jobs: The lastest job postings on ZFIN.org: Continue Reading
Posted on 24 November 2010
Depression affects more than 120 million people world wide (according to the World Health Organization), and the cost of treatment is estimated at 30 billion dollars each year. At this year’s SfN meeting in San Diego, Dr. Herwig Baier presented some very interesting findings: Dr. Baier and his team found that disrupting the stress response in [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 06 October 2010
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) belongs to: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Acrinopterygii Order: Cypriniformes Family: Cyprinidae Genus: Danio Species: Danio rerio The following phylogenetic tree shows the relationship between Danio rerio and a portion of other Danio and Devario species. The phylogenetic relationships depicted above were inferred maximum likelihood analyses of 12S and 16S mtDNA. Numbers above branches are support values from Bayesian analysis [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 27 August 2010
Since I have last posted, there are some new video articles on JoVE involving zebrafish research. A team at MIT published a video protocol showing how to do injections in the zebrafish brain ventricle. This can aid in the study of ventricle formation and morphology. When studying the effect of teratogens, it could also be [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 24 December 2009
When keeping research notes, I use a traditional lab notebook. But, more than once I have been tempted to take the time and work out my notes on a computer to keep better track of everything. The benefits of a traditional paper notebook are simple: Easy to carry around to any research environment (especially in fish [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 30 November 2009
JoVE stands for “Journal of Visualized Experiments”, and basically that is exactly what it delivers. JoVE is a new concept that tries to marry scientific reporting with video. Think of a typical journal article describing a protocol or experiment, and now imagine you can actually see the researcher perform the experiments on video. This is [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 13 November 2009
The journal "Zebrafish" has published an interested how-to article with very practical applications for researchers... Continue Reading
Posted on 18 October 2009
The conference kicked off with a wonderful, and rather unexpected dialogue between Neuroscience and Society Continue Reading
Posted on 29 July 2009
The Scientist published an interesting article titled “Life After Fraud” today. This article is a true cautionary tale that shows us how Google might be more powerful in steering our careers than the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI). In the article Dr. Daniel Page’s story is a wake-up call to anyone who doesn’t like [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 25 July 2009
This is by no means a new video, but even after a couple of years on youtube, it is a great quick peak into zebrafish embryonic development. Even though zebrafish develop fast, which fueled their popularity with developmental biologists, the timelapse video shows a complete overview of development in less than a minute. [ad] Check out the [...] Continue Reading