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The organizing committee invites you to attend the 12th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics. The conference will be held Wednesday, July 13 - Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We are very excited to announce a change in venue and date so that the meeting could be co-located for The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC). The meeting will retain all the aspects that you enjoy and have the added benefit of meeting others studying in the field of model organism genetics.

You won't want to miss this meeting where you can build relationships that are key to future collaborations.

Join Us July 13-17 in Orlando, Florida

Chi-Bin Chien Award

Deadline for nominations: April 11, 2016

Nomination Submission Instructions are now available.

The Chi-Bin Chien Award was established in 2011 by the zebrafish research community in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965 – 2011). The award is given to an outstanding graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or recently appointed faculty member from any country who has made significant contributions to the field of zebrafish research and has exhibited the generosity and openness that characterized and motivated Chi-Bin.

Past Winners

  • 2014 - Andrea Pauli
  • 2012 - David Kokel

1st George Streisinger Award

Deadline for nominations: April 11, 2016

Nomination Submission Instructions are now available.

The International Zebrafish Society has established the Streisinger Award for a senior investigator who has made outstanding and continued contributions to the advancement of the zebrafish field. George Streisinger (1927-1984) was the founding father of zebrafish research. Working at the University of Oregon in the 1970s and early 1980s, Streisinger established a zebrafish research colony and developed the first methods for mutagenesis and mutant screening with the goal of studying the development of the nervous system through genetic analysis. Streisinger’s enthusiasm for the zebrafish and its potential for understanding vertebrate development was infectious, so that after his untimely death in 1984, his work on this still-nascent model organism was continued and taken in new directions by colleagues at the University of Oregon and around the world. The Streisinger Award recognizes a senior investigator who, like George himself, has done sustained and foundational work that has opened new possibilities within the zebrafish field that benefit all of our research today. Their contributions may be in the form of conceptual advances that have opened important new research directions and/or the development of tools or resources that have been transformative in enabling new research possibilities. The awardee will be recognized at the bi-annual International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics where they will be invited to give a special lecture. 

You can view a complete list of Awards here.



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January 4, 2016

Abstract Submission Open


January 21, 2016

Registration Open


February 16, 2016

Workshop Applications Due


March 23, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline
Early Registration (Discounted) Deadline


May 2016

Author Presentation Notification


June 1, 2016

Hotel Registration Deadline


June 29, 2016

Advance Registration Deadline


Rebecca Burdine

Princeton University

Richard Dorsky

University of Utah

Joan Heath

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Anming Meng

Tsinghua University

Teresa Nicolson

Oregon Health and Science University

Liz Patton, MRC

Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine


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The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

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The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) is a meeting that, for the first time, brings together seven different genetics research communities for a one of a kind event.