Sixth International Practical Course of The Latin American Zebrafish Network (LAZEN 2020)

14 – 27 March, Lima, Peru

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

Organiser:
Edward Málaga-Trillo (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru)

In collaboration with:

Deadline for receipt of applications:
15 December 2019

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This laboratory course offers junior researchers advanced training in the use of zebrafish as an experimental tool in biomedicine. Guided by recognized international experts and in a strongly collaborative environment, students will learn the husbandry and biology of this model organism along with genetic, cellular and molecular analyses of embryos.

Topics

Zebrafish biology, development and husbandry, Embryo micromanipulation and microinjection, Analysis of gene and protein expression analysis, Advanced imaging, Genetic manipulations and genome editing, Automated analysis of motor behavior, Pharmacology and toxicology, Disease modeling and drug screening.

Participants

Advanced students (master or PhD programs) and postdoctoral fellows. Junior group leaders and faculty planning to set up a zebrafish facility. Laboratory technicians from laboratories whose research lines would clearly benefit from the use of this model.

Funding

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs. A limited number of grants, covering meals and accommodation will be available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States. Limited travel grants for selected participants will also be available based on the overall resources available to this purpose.