The power of stripes: Zebrafish in neuroscience, toxicology, and behavioral research

Join this symposium to dialogue with leading experts in the field of zebrafish research. A satellite event of the FENS Forum 2014, Milan.


Registration is free of charge.Space is limited, so please register early. Refreshments will be served.


Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are rapidly growing in popularity as a model in neuroscience, toxicology and behavioral research. The goal of this symposium is to demonstrate to the scientific community the growing utility of zebrafish-based models in the above mentioned domains. In addition to the use of zebrafish in neurogenetics and neurodevelopmental research, both larval and adult zebrafish are gaining popularity in high-throughput drug screening, toxicological assays as well as mimicking complex brain disorders. Speakers at this symposium, representing well-established zebrafish laboratories, will outline the recent developments in these fields.

14.30 – 15.00 pm

Opening & welcome by Dr. Lucas Noldus: a scientific background on the rise of the zebrafish in Neuroscience


15.00 – 15.30 pm

Dr. Davide D’Amico, Zeclinics, Barcelona, Spain

Zebrafish: from basic neuroscience to applied pharma discovery


15.30 – 16.00 pm

Dr. Tjakko van Ham, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

Resolving immune responses in the zebrafish brain

16.00 – 16.30 pm

Dr. Magali Fric-Bordat, Sanofi, Montpellier, France

Zebrafish larvae convulsion assay: a model for prediction of drug-related seizure liability

16.30 – 17.00 pm

Dr. Javier Terriente. Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PRBB, Barcelona, Spain.

Physical barriers assembly and role during zebrafish hindbrain segmentation

17.00 pm

Closing with snacks and drinks


For further information and registration, please contact

Sabine van der Meijde
Noldus Information Technology

Time: 14:00 - 18:00 pm 

Room: MODULO 3, ADI HOTEL POLIZIANO FIERA, Via Poliziano, 11 - 20154 Milano

Friday, 4 July, 2014
Milan, Italy