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Nordic Zebrafish and Husbandry meeting 2018

Welcome to the webpage of the Nordic Zebrafish and Husbandry meeting 2018, which will take place on 7-9 November at Karolinska Institutet.

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We look forward to meet you in November in Stockholm!

The organization committee:
Peter Åleström, Johan Ledin, Beata Filipek Gorniok and Lars Bräutigam

Without their kind support, this conference would not be possible:

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Keynote speakers

We have already confirmed the following keynote speakers:

Zoltan Varga is since 2004 the Director of the Zebrafish International Research Center (ZIRC) at the University of Oregon, and the world-leading expert in zebrafish husbandry and research techniques. ZIRC is the head Institute for developing and harmonizing zebrafish husbandry and research techniques and it currently provides 34 182 zebrafish lines to the research community.
Karin Erlbacher is an officer (“Handläggare”) at the Swedish 3R-center located in Jönköping which works for the reduction, refinement and replacement of research animals.
Hernán Lopez-Schier is an associate professor at the LMU University in Munich, Germany. He is a world-leading expert in organ and tissue regeneration and has published ground-breaking work in zebrafish including time-laps high resolution microscopy on peripheral nerve injury and repair in zebrafish.
Didier Stainier is a world-leading expert in developmental genetics and has published over 230 articles on zebrafish in biomedical research. Due to his work, the zebrafish left its niche as model organism and became accepted as clinically predictive model to study human physiology and pathology. Didier is today the Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research.


Download and read the programme for the conference (pdf)


Please register here:

Deadline for registration is extended to 22 October 2018. Participation fee is 1000 SEK and includes all coffee breaks, lunches and dinner/social event.

Payment within Sweden: Pay to Bankgiro 714-2730. Note NZM18 and name of participant.

If possible, pay the registration fee through your (Swedish) University.

Payment from abroad:

Account holder: Karolinska Institutet

IBAN: SE82 1200 0000 0128 1011 7926


Conference location

KI Biomedicum fasad This year, the conference will be hosted by Comparative Medicine at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

The conference will take place in Biomedicum, Karolinska Institutet’s new ultramodern laboratory building which opened in 2018.

Organization committee

This year’s Nordic Zebrafish and Husbandry meeting is jointly organized by:

Lars Bräutigam, Scientific Director of the Zebrafish Core facility Karolinska Institutet,
Beata Filipek Gorniok, Uppsala University Zebrafish facility,
Johan Ledin, Head of Uppsala University Zebrafish facility,‎
Peter Aleström, professor NMBU Faculty of Veterinary Science (Oslo),


This conference would not be possible without our generous sponsors!

Techniplast - Laboratory animal equipment

Scanbur - Improving life sciences

Noldus - Information technology

Viewpoint - Behavior technology

Idexx BioResearch - Health diagnostics

UnionBiometrica - Large particle analysis and sorting

A-tune - Lab animal management software

Leica Microsystems - Microscopes and imaging systems

Micromedic - Health care products

Ortomedic - Health care products

Planktovie – Innovation for aquatic animal research

Scionics – IT solutions for the scientific research community