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iZIM2018 begins; Scientists to use Zebrafish as a model system for Research

Hyderabad, Jul 5 (UNI) The four-day iZIM2018 (Indian Zebrafish Investigators Meeting) now underway at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), here, has brought together all the Indian scientists who use Zebrafish as a model system for research.

More than 100 scientists and students for research institutes, universities and colleges across India are participating in he conference organized by the CCMB.

The scientific talks and presentations by participating scientists and students involved in a wide range of research fields including developmental biology, disease biology, cognition and behavioural studies, Dr Prakash Mishra, CCMB Director, told reporters on Thursday.

He said special workshops on emerging new technologies in Zebrafish biology and how Zebrafish could be used as model in biomedical were some of the highlighted sessions in the conference.

In addition, technical workshops on zebrafish imaging, housing, husbandry and colony management also formed part of the conference.

The zebrafish is widely used model organism for biological research in the fields of molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, oncology and neurobiology, Dr Mishra said.
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