Fish and amphibian embryo models are highly popular in the area of toxicology, both in research, industry and potential regulatory application. These models exhibit a number of advantages which make them superior and/or complementary to others. In compliance with international animal welfare regulations, the fish and amphibian embryo models provide an ethically acceptable small scale analysis system with the complexity of a complete organism. A suite of available advanced methodologies allows various types of experimental approaches ranging from phenotypic observations, functional assays to “omics” analysis. The ultimate goal of the symposium is to promote the development of the fish and frog embryo models as potential alternatives to animal testing.
Four exciting symposia were held between 2010 and 2016 with a strong focus on the zebrafish model. The symposium aims to bring together scientists using fish and frog embryo models, exchange knowledge, ideas and latest developments in the field of toxicology and teratology. Invited lectures will focus on specific topics. Breakout sessions will allow to identify major advantages, limitations, new fields and future research needs of the fish/amphibian embryo model and to establish collaborations.
Three breakout sessions are at present planned (session 1 will kindly be supported and organised by Joop de Knecht and Leo van der Ven, RIVM)
1. Combining toxicokinetics, biotransformation and AOP development in zebrafish embryos for development of predictive assays
2. Testing for neuroactivity/-toxicity
3. Prediction of developmental toxicity/integrating testing strategies
There might be slight changes in the topics of the breakout sessions depending on the interest of the participants and their contributions.
Visit us at the Compamed in Düsseldorf from the 13th of November till the 16th of November 2017
Die DITABIS exhibits at the Compamed 2017. The Compamed takes place together with the Medica from the 13.11.2017 till the 16.11.2017 in Düsseldorf.
The Compamed is the leading international trade fair for suppliers of the medical industry and product development.
We look forward to your visit!! Hall 08B / Stand 08BK20
Every two years, the Microspectroscopy Research Facility Wageningen of Wageningen University & Research and Microscopic Imaging Centre of Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences organise a microspectroscopy course for young scientists and PhD students. This course is organised in collaboration with Dr. Y. Stahl and Dr. S. Weidtkamp-Peters from Centre for Advanced Imaging of Heinrich Heine University in Germany.
This course is about several microscopic and spectroscopic techniques for studying biological processes in living cells. Microspectroscopic applications are the methods of choice because direct information on molecular interactions and dynamic events involving biomolecules is obtained with minimal perturbation of cellular integrity and function.
EMBO Practical Course & 10th Anniversary of Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM)
About the Practical Course
Light sheet microscopy is an emerging technology that enables imaging of large biological specimens with minimal photodamage. It opens new avenues to study cell biological and developmental processes with unprecedented imaging speed and facilitates systems biology approaches by quantitative imaging of entire living systems. Light sheet microscopy has only recently left the optical tables of technology developers and become more broadly available through commercial and open access platforms. This EMBO practical course will comprehensively introduce the light sheet microscopy paradigm to the new generation of scientists.
The course will be immediately followed by a 10th anniversary light sheet fluorescence microscopy conference held at MPI-CBG in Dresden between 12-15 August 2018.
Light sheets opened entirely new windows into the inner workings of cells and organisms and re-invigorated several research fields including developmental and cell biology, physiology, neurobiology and biodiversity research. This conference marks the 10th Anniversary of Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) meetings that started in 2009 in Dresden. It will bring together the technology developers and users of light sheets, showcase the latest light sheet set-ups and how to best deploy them for the benefit of the biological research community.
We are pleased to inform you that Dynamify GmbH has combined and concentrated its forces with DITABIS AG, Pforzheim and that Dynamify GmbH has transferred the operative business, in particular the development of medical devices, to DITABIS AG with effect from 01 August 2018.
DITABIS AG Munich
85748 Garching b. Munich
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 7167 795 0
From the 10th to the 13th of July, ACQUIFER will be exhibiting at the 11th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference in Leiden, Netherlands.
International Zebrafish Conference
ACQUIFER, a division of DITABIS AG, is participating the International Zebrafish Conference in Madison, USA! The event starts on 21st June and ends on 24th June 2018.
The 13th International Zebrafish Conference (IZFC – renamed from “International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics” to reflect the broadening scope of zebrafish research work) returns to Madison, Wisconsin June 20-24, 2018. The IZFC will include numerous opportunities to share results from the latest zebrafish research and inform participants about the newest advances and cutting-edge zebrafish research tools and technologies.
The conference will include numerous organized and informal educational and networking opportunities for trainees and junior investigators, as well as established investigators. The meeting is being held in the newly renovated Wisconsin Union and includes a number of organized social events such as a a reception, a barbecue picnic, a lunchtime community meeting, and a final formal banquet immediately followed by an after-party with an award-winning live band and dancing.
Forge collaborations, coordinate community resources, and foster the exposure and success of junior zebrafish investigators and trainees. We look forward to seeing you there!
4th Strategic Meeting for Medaka Research & Regional Fish Meeting
Medaka has been recognized as an ideal model system for biology and biomedical science. Medaka is, compared to other fish models, used in a wide variety of subjects, from basic biology to applied science. Because of this there are few opportunities for medaka researchers in the different fields to meet and get to know each other. In addition, the number of researchers using medaka has been growing rapidly during the last decade. This international strategic meeting for medaka research aimed at promoting networking among medaka researchers worldwide. Posters and oral talks from the representative PIs will be presented.
ACQUIFER, a division of DITABIS AG, is participating the4th Strategic Meeting for Medaka Research & Regional Fish Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany! The event starts on 16th April and ends on 18th April 2018.