Fish and frog embryos

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Fish and amphibian embryos as alternative models in toxicology and teratology


1.- 2. December 2016, Aulnay-sous-Bois/Paris, France

        An international symposium & workshop


Registration will open soon!


Scope

    Fish and amphibian embryo models are highly popular in the area of toxicology, both in research, industry and potential regulatory application. These models exhibit a number of advantages which make them superior and/or complementary to others. In compliance with international animal welfare regulations, the fish and amphibian embryo models provide an ethically acceptable small scale analysis system with the complexity of a complete organism. A suite of available advanced methodologies allows various types of experimental approaches ranging from phenotypic observations, functional assays to “omics” analysis. The ultimate goal of the symposium is to promote the development of the fish and frog embryo models as potential alternatives to animal testing.
Three exciting symposia were held between 2010 and 2014 with a strong focus on the zebrafish model. While the zebrafish will remain one of the most important model our symposium is open to other fish and amphibian species with similar features. The symposium aims to bring together scientists using fish and frog embryo models, exchange knowledge, ideas and latest developments in the field of toxicology and teratology. Invited lectures will focus on specific topics. Breakout sessions will allow to identify major advantages, limitations, new fields and future research needs of the fish/amphibian embryo model and to establish collaborations.

The focus in 2016 is presently dicussed with scientific organisation committee and will be announced soon.

Contributions welcome

Contributions from participants, both poster presentations and a limited number of short platform presentations are welcome. These presentations could cover one of the following topics: human toxicology screening, teratogenicity, nanotoxicology, immunotoxicity, regulatory toxicology, endocrine effects, neurotoxicity, toxicogenomics (‘omics‘), high throughput technologies, functional genomics, ethics/animal welfare and ecotoxicology (acute and chronic toxicity, bioconcentration, effluent testing). Please note that you may also have the possibility to present data and results in the breakout sessions!

Program, registration, conference venue

Symposium poster

For further questions please contact Stefan Scholz, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany (+49 341 235 1080)

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Organisers

Organisers
Stefan Scholz

Organisers
Marc Léonard

Scientific organising committee

Stefan Scholz UFZ
Mark Léonard L'Oréal
Jessica Legradi IVM (VU Amsterdam)
Aldert Piersma RIVM
Peter de Witte Univ. Leuven
Stephanie Padilla US EPA
Michelle Embry HESI
Juliette Legler Brunel University

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Organisers
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Possibilities for exhibition and sponsoring are available!

 
 

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