The 5th Annual Zebrafish Disease Models Meeting
Fishing for Answers: Zebrafish Models of Human Development and Disease

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
April 16 - 20, 2012
Abstract deadline extended to Feb 23rd

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Arranged by:
Koichi Kawakami, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
A. Thomas Look, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Elizabeth Patton, Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, UK
Jinrong Peng, Zhejiang University, China
Leonard Zon, HHMI/Children's Hospital Boston, USA

We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Fishing for Answers: Zebrafish Models of Human Development and Diseasewhich will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday April 16, and will conclude with an optional tour in Shanghai on Friday, April 20, 2012. (For more detailed information about this Shanghai tour, please contact Xi Shen.)

This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series, a program now in its 77th year. The conference will include a combination of oral sessions and poster sessions. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
- Solid Tumors
- Cancer Genetics and Biology
- Novel Therapeutics in Cancer and Infection
- Immune Response to Infection
- Hematopoiesis
- Innate Immunity and Disease
- Development and Disease
- Other Disease Models

Keynote Speakers:
Philip Ingham, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, SINGAPORE
Shuo Lin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Manfred Schartl, Biocenter of the University Wuerzburg, GERMANY

Invited Speakers:
James Amatruda, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: TBA
Keith Cheng, Penn State College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: TBA
Philip Crosier, University of Auckland School of Medicine, NEW ZEALAND
Abstract title: lyve1 expression reveals novel lymphatic vessels and new mechanisms for lymphatic vessel development in zebrafish
Peter Currie, Monash University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Developing treatments for congenital muscular dystrophy using LamininA2 mutant zebrafish.
Jeroen Den Hertog, Hubrecht Laboratory, NETHERLANDS
Abstract title: PTEN in zebrafish tumorigenesis and development
Wolfram Goessling, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Abstract title: Nitric oxide acts via protein nitrosylation to enhances liver development and regeneration after toxic injury
Zhiyuan Gong, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:Transcriptomic analyses of hapatocellular carcinoma induced from different oncogene transgenic zebrafish
Joan Heath, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: U12-type mRNA splicing comes into focus: Rnpc3 shapes the developing transcriptome and is deregulated in cancer
Philippe Herbomel, Institut Pasteur, France
Abstract title: Analysis of mutants defective in macrophage-derived microglia, or in larval granulopoiesis
Koichi Kawakami, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Abstract title: TBA
Dave Langenau, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: In vivo imaging of tumor-propagating cells, regional tumor heterogeneity, and dynamic cell movements in embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
Graham Lieschke, Monash University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Learning about leukocytes in inflammation and infection using zebrafish models
A. Thomas Look, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title: Zebrafish neurofibromatosis type 1 genes have redundant functions in tumorigenesis and embryonic development
Anming Meng, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Grhl2 is essential for otic development and hearing by controlling claudin b and epcam expression
Marina Mione, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: Aberrant splicing of tumor suppressors through micro-RNA mediated down regulation of JMJD6 in melanoma
Trista North, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Hematopoietic stem cell development and function is regulated in a temporally distinct manner by estrogen.
Elizabeth Patton, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Abstract title: TBA
Jinrong Peng, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Abstract title: Def: a nucleolar modulator of the p53-?113p53 pathway
Lalita Ramakrishnan, University of Washington, USA
Abstract title: Lessons for Tuberculosis Treatment From the Zebrafish
Stefan Schulte-Merker, Hubrecht Institute, THE NETHERLANDS
Abstract title: Zebrafish lymphangiogenesis and human lymphatic disorders
B.E. Snaar-Jagalska, IBL Molecular Cell Biology, NETHERLANDS
Abstract title: Blocking RNA helicase A and activating P53: a synergistic treatment of Ewing’s sarcoma in a zebrafish engraftment model
Herman Spaink, Institute of Biology, NETHERLANDS
Abstract title: High throughput screening of disease and effects of drug treatment in zebrafish
David Traver, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title: Ontogeny of microglia.
Nikolaus Trede, Huntsman Cancer Insitute, USA
Abstract title: Towards target identification for Lenaldekar, a novel immune cell modulator identified in a zebrafish small molecule screen
Astrid Van Der Sar, VU university medical center, NETHERLANDS
Abstract title: The zebrafish embryo early granuloma infection model; target finding and antitubercular compound screens in vivo
Zilong Wen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CHINA
Abstract title: Microglia Are Involved in Zebrafish Brain Development
Jen-Leih Wu, Institute of zoology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TAIWAN
Abstract title: Development of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma by Liver-specific Expression of Hepatitis Viral Oncogenes in Zebrafish
Yong Zhou, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: Using Forward Genetics strategy to identify the signaling regulation network of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Leonard Zon, HHMI/Children's Hospital Boston, USA

Abstract title: Hematopoietic Cell Trafficking In The Zebrafish

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are pleased to announce the selection results of the fellowship award offering by the Company of Biologists:

Andrew Badrock, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Australia
Harriet Jackson, A*STAR, Singapore
Shizhen Zhu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Anne Robertson,, University of Sheffield UK
Yi Feng, University of Bristol, UK
Chao Liu, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, China
Kerrie Taylor, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, UK
Jin Xu, HKUST, China
Sujuan Jia, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Suzanne Ridges, Huntsman Cancer Institute, USA
Michiel van der Vaart, University Leiden, Netherlands

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February 9th,2012  March 19th, 2012Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student¥1,530$250¥1,700$275¥1,870$300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing¥3,750$605¥4,000$645¥4,250$685
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Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
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Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing¥6,345$1,025¥6,880$1,115¥7,420$1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
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