ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-190508-8
The 11th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference in Leiden, 2018
He, S., Manley, H.R.
Date: 2019
Source: Zebrafish   16(4): 421-426 (Other)
Registered Authors: He, Shuning, Manley, Harriet
Keywords: Leiden, ZDM11, conference report, disease models, zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Fish Diseases*/etiology
  • Fish Diseases*/immunology
  • Neoplasms/etiology
  • Netherlands
  • Zebrafish*
PubMed: 31063042 Full text @ Zebrafish
In July 2018, the 11th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference (ZDM11) was held at Leiden University, The Netherlands, providing an excellent international opportunity for scientific presentations and collaborative discussion regarding the modeling of disease using zebrafish. Much like the original ZDM1, which was also hosted in Leiden in 2007, immunology and cancer had a strong presence at ZDM11, with zebrafish still proving an invaluable tool to interrogate their disease genetics and progression in vivo. In addition, ZDM11 built upon the inclusion and development of other key areas making use of zebrafish disease models, with sessions on neuroscience, behavior, muscle, skeletal and cardiac disease, and more. ZDM11 also highlighted the rapid progression and application of new and exciting technologies to assist in the generation and analysis of zebrafish disease models, including Crispr/Cas9 gene targeting tools, electroporation techniques, computational analysis, drug screening pipelines, and advances in vivo imaging such as high-resolution correlative electron microscopy and lightsheet microscopy. Here, we provide a summary of the ZDM11 conference proceedings, giving an overview of the stimulating science presented across 4 days and 13 conference sessions.