Meeting of the Polish Zebrafish Society
September 26-27, 2019,
International Institute of Molecular
and Cell Biology in Warsaw
4 Ks. Trojdena Street
Warsaw, Poland

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We are happy to announce the meeting of the Polish Zebrafish Society. The meeting will take place in Warsaw, at the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw on the 26th and 27th September 2019. The meeting is not only for the members of the Society but for everyone who is using or interested in using or just fascinated by the zebrafish model organism. The two-day meeting will include state of the art lectures, oral presentations selected from abstracts and a poster session. We encourage PIs, post-docs, PhD students and just budding scientists to attend the meeting.
Don't miss the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues in Poland that share your zebrafish interest!
Conference fee:
-100 PLN for PZS members
-150 PLN for non-members of PZS
- for PhD students free of charge (the PhD student is exempt from the conference fee only if the abstract is accepted)
The abstract should contain the title, authors, affiliation and should not exceed 250 words (text without authors and affiliation).
Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 08, 2019


DAY I (26.09.2019):

from 12.30 Registration
13.00-14.30 General Assembly of the Polish Zebrafish Society
14.30-14.45 Welcome and Introduction
14.45-15.15 Marta Gajewska, PolLASA: "Legal aspects of zebrafish work in Poland"
15.15-16.45 Session I (Neuroscience)
 Keynote speaker: Savani Anbalagan, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw: „Role of astroglia (pituicytes) in the hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system - a major brain-to-blood neuro-endocrine interface. “
Justyna Zmorzyńska, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw: “Impaired commissural tract fasciculation is related to increased epileptogenesis and anxiety in the Zebrafish model of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex”
Eugene Gasanov, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw: "Voltage-gated potassium channel Kncg4b mutation affects zebrafish ear development.
16.45-17.15 Coffee break
17.15-18.45 Session II (Genetic disorders)
Keynote speaker: Cecilia Winata, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw: “Constructing the gene regulatory network underlying heart development using genomics”
Marta Migocka-Patrzałek, University of Wroclaw: "The muscle glycogen phosphorylase (Pygm) in zebrafish“
Anna Sarosiak, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing: "Dissecting pathogenicity of genetic variants detected in HL patients - preliminary studies on the function of the wfs1 gene in zebrafish“
Agnieszka Madejska, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing: "Application of gentamicin to develop the workflow for studying hearing and balance disorders in zebrafish model” - canceled
18.45-20.45 Poster session and “Get together party”

DAY II (27.09.2019):

9.00-11.00 Session III (Immunity and infection)
Keynote speaker: Tomasz Prajsnar, The University of Sheffield: "Using zebrafish to unravel the role of phagocytes in Streptococcus pneumoniae infection“
Krzysztof Rakus, Jagiellonian University: "Zebrafish as a model to study Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) infection”
Miriam Mojżesz, Jagiellonian University: „"Activation of DExD/H-box RNA helicases during infection with spring viraemia of carp virus (SVCV) and chum salmon reovirus (CSV) in zebrafish and common carp“
Magdalena Widziołek-Pooranachandran, Jagiellonian University: "Oral pathogen-mediated vascular damage in vitro and in vivo in a novel zebrafish systemic infection model“
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Session IV (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
Keynote speaker: Vladimir Korzh, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw "Potassium channels and epilepsy".
Kinga Gaweł, University of Oslo, Medical University of Lublin: "AS-1, a new potent and broad-spectrum anticonvulsant, prevents seizures in mouse and zebrafish pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) seizure tests“
Agnieszka Michalak, Medical University of Lublin: „Acute toxicity and locomotor activity in zebrafish larvae treated with SL-327“
Monika Maciąg, Medical University of Lublin: ”Examination of the toxicity profile of doxorubicin in zebrafish model”
13.00-13.15 Conclusions and closing remarks


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