Working group on European zebrafish research
COST Action EUFishBioMed approved
January 20, 2009

The European working group coordinated by ZF-MODELS Team Leader Uwe Strähle (FZK) will receive funding from the intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST). The proposal for a European Network on Fish Biomedical Models (EUFishBioMed) has been finally approved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on Tuesday 25 November, 2008. COST Action number: BM0804.

The main objective of the Action is to promote research on and use of small fish as models for human diseases via the establishment of a communication platform. This COST Action will coordinate the distribution of these fish models and will disseminate contacts and knowledge to investigate the molecular and genetic basis of the disturbed physiology of these models. The main audience will be the wider biomedical research community and industry for a faster translation of research into medical applications and as in vivo systems for drug development and toxicity testing.

For further information please visit the EUFishBioMed website.

White paper on European zebrafish research released
July 11, 2007

At the 2nd Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Researchers held in Asilomar, USA (Feb. 2007) a working group was established to discuss the future of European zebrafish research. This working group, led by Uwe Straehle (FZK), has now released a white paper (PDF).