Fish from Head to Tail: The 9th European Zebrafish Meeting in Oslo

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  • Gareth Griffiths
  • Johan Ledin
  • E Elizabeth Patton
  • Tor Gjøen
  • Viola Hélène Lobert
  • Hanne Cecilie Winther-Larsen
  • Mary Mullins
  • Jean-Stephane Joly
  • Finn-Arne Weltzien
  • Charles McLean Press
  • Peter Aleström

Colleges, School and Institutes


The 9th European Zebrafish Meeting took place recently in Oslo (June 28-July 2, 2015). A total of 650 participants came to hear the latest research news focused on the zebrafish, Danio rerio, and to its distant evolutionary relative medaka, Oryzias latipes. The packed program included keynote and plenary talks, short oral presentations and poster sessions, workshops, and strategic discussions. The meeting was a great success and revealed dramatically how important the zebrafish in particular has become as a model system for topics, such as developmental biology, functional genomics, biomedicine, toxicology, and drug development. A new emphasis was given to its potential as a model for aquaculture, a topic of great economic interest to the host country Norway and for the future global food supply in general. Zebrafish husbandry as well as its use in teaching were also covered in separate workshops. As has become a tradition in these meetings, there was a well-attended Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and ZFIN workshop focused on Zebrafish Genome Resources on the first day. The full EZM 2015 program with abstracts can be read and downloaded from the EZM 2015 Web site .


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-137
Issue number2
Early online date9 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2016