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Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop (Virtual) 2021


Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop 2021 recordings now available:

Concurrent Sessions and ZHA Annual Meeting
Tuesday, February 23 Presentations
Thursday, February 25 Presentations

16th Annual Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop Schedule

Please note: all times are in Pacific Time
Click here for Workshop Schedule pdf file

Tuesday, February 23

8:00 – 8:05

Opening Statement

8:05 - 8:25

Sensing Others: Effect of Social Isolation on the Zebrafish Brain
Lukas Anneser/Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main

8:25 - 8:45

Understanding Zebrafish Gut Health: Feed, Microbiota, and Immune System

Adrià López Nadal/Wageningen University and Research/Cell Biology & Immunology Group and Aquaculture & Fisheries Group

8:45 – 9:05

The Effect of Increased Feeding in Proportion to Density on Sex Ratios in Zebrafish

Lauren Krug/Aquaneering

9:05 – 9:30

Sex and the Tank: Sex as an Important Biological Variable in Zebrafish CNS research

Dr. Allan Kalueff/St. Petersburg State University

9:30 – 10:00

Break and Chat

All speakers from first session to be available for questions during this time

10:00 – 10:30

Background Genetics and Reproducibility
Marcus Crim/IDEXX

Christian Lawrence/Boston Children’s Hospital

10:30 – 10:50

Standardizing Health Reporting


10:50 – 11:10

Fundamentals of the Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research in the USA and its Intersection with International Collaboration

Noé Tirado-Muñiz/DMV, DVM, MS, CPIA/University of Kentucky

11:10 – 11:30

Enrichment Increases Aggression in Zebrafish

Dr. Penelope J. Watt/University of Sheffield

11:30 – 11:50


All speakers from second session to be available for questions during this time

11:50 – 12:00

Closing Statement

Wednesday February 24

9:00 – 9:45

ZHA Annual Meeting

9:45 – 11:00


**Sessions limited to 20 participants maximum; must sign up in advance, first come first served

Session 1: Update on Infectious Diseases and Strategies for Control in Zebrafish Facilities

Moderators: Michael Kent/Professor/Oregon State University/ZIRC

Session 2: Larviculture Methodology

Moderators: Carrie Barton/Zebrafish Facility Manager/Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory

Session 3: Zebrafish Facilites. Where To Now?

Moderator: Bruce Newell/Deakin University

Session 4: Automation in the ZF Lab

Moderator: Bruno DeSilva/Kings College London

Session 5: Refinement to Genotyping Techniques

Moderator: Dr. Claire Allen/Biological Services Aquarium, The University of Sheffield

Session 6: Environmental Effects on Zebrafish Sex Ratios: the Role of Epigenetics

Moderator: Dr. Laia Ribas/Institute of Marine Science, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona

Session 7: One Fish Two Fish, Bred Fish, Whose Fish? Using Databases Within a Zebrafish Facility

Moderator: Sarah Wheatley/The Francis Crick Institute

Session 8: Do It Yourself

Balciunas Lab/Temple University: Side Rack

Marc Tye: Fish Feeder

Jim Burris: Fish Trap

Session 9: Core Services: Benefits, Considerations, and Communications

Moderator: Diana Baumann/Head, Reptile & Aquatics/Stowers Institute for Medical Research


Three top sessions recorded and available for viewing

Thursday, February 25

8:00 – 8:20

Characterization of the Natural Soundscape of Zebrafish and Comparison with the Captive Noise Conditions

  Rafael Ayala Lara/University of St. Joseph Institute of Science and Environment

8:20 – 8:40

Evolution of Temperature Tolerance in Zebrafish

Rachael Morgan/University of Glasgow

8:40 – 9:20


Dr. Steve Watts/University of Alabama Birmingham

9:20 – 9:40

Break and Chat

All speakers from first session to be available for questions during this time

9:40 - 10:00 Moderators from top three recorded sessions available for questions
10:00 – 11:00 Happy Hour, Breakout Sessions, Town Hall

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