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The meeting will be partly in downtown Trento (Faculty of Lettere, Via Tommaso Gar 14, 1st and last half days) and partly at Cibio (21-22 March). There will be transportation arranged from Trento to Cibio and back in those days.

The 5th European Zebrafish Principal Investigator Meeting (EZPM)

The 5th European Zebrafish Principal Investigators Meeting brings together principal investigators working at the forefront of zebrafish research.

The many plenary symposia of general interest and the specialised workshops provide unique opportunities for discussions, networking and creative thinking. Let’s grab this opportunity to highlight recent discoveries, provide perspectives to our community and establish strategic actions to advance science and promote funding.

EZPM 2018 is co-organized by the CIBIO-Centre for Integrative Biology of the University of Trento and the European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine and is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Dolomites, providing an idyllic environment to combine mental stimulation and nature exploration.

The Meeting will take place in Trento (Italy), March 20 to 23, 2018.

Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO)

CIBIO, founded in 2007, is a cutting-edge and top-ranked academic biomedicine institute within the University of Trento, organised as a hybrid research centre/university department, taking the best from either model.

The Centre has recently grown to 32 Research Laboratories headed by international independent Principal Investigators, and it is at the top of rankings for quality of the research among National academic institutes in the area of Biological Sciences (ANVUR 2011-2014).

Research at CIBIO is focused on four major research programs:

  • cancer biology and genomics
  • cell and molecular biology
  • microbiology and synthetic biology
  • neurobiology and development

The PIs pursue their goals in the frame of a holistic view of basic biological processes and of their derangement in disease, trying to establish a double edge model to biomedical research, in which basic science co-exists with translational approaches.

CIBIO provides a high level of research services and Core Facilities, operated by highly skilled staff scientists, with all the state-of-the-art equipment and tools necessary in supporting Labs biomedical research projects to be carried out with the required level of technological sophistication.

European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine (EuFishBioMed) - membership application

EuFishBioMed is a network devoted to fostering exchange of information, techniques, materials and expertise within and beyond the fish community. We are dedicated to promoting the further development of the technologies and versatilities of fish models in biomedical research and to make these accessible to other users, such as the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial communities.

Currently more than 360 Europe-based research groups are linked by this network. An overview, information on the specific expertise, and the contact details of each laboratory's PI (principal investigator) is offered via the coordinating institution (KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) upon request. For a list of benefits of being a member of EuFishbiomed visit: http://www.eufishbiomed.kit.edu/211.php 



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  • Francesco Argenton
    University of Padova (Italy)
  • Simona Casarosa
    University of Trento (Italy)
  • Maria Caterina Mione
    University of Trento (Italy)
  • Uwe Strähle
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)



  • Isaac Bianco
    University College London (UK)
  • Patrick Blader
    Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)
  • Filippo Del Bene 
    Institute Curie, Paris (France)
  • Eirini Trompouki
    Max Planck Institute of Immunology and Epigenetics, Freiburg (Germany)

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University of Trento
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