Zebrafish have more in common with humans than meets the eye. This is why they have become a “go-to” model in neuroscience research. But one difference remains: we walk and they swim.
It seems that mosquitoes use human body odor to locate suitable hosts, and different people smell differently to mosquitoes.
Recognizing the lack of hands-on education, Dr. Kalueff has started organizing zebrafish behavioral neuroscience and phenotyping workshops. The workshops ran just before and after the SfN annual meeting, October 2012.
In northern Norway, pest species such as the blowfly (Calliphora vicina) cause great economic losses in the fish industry. These insects lay their eggs in high quality stockfish which is hung out to dry in the open air.