About the FishBone Workshop
Zebrafish, medaka, and other laboratory fish models hold unique potential to open powerful avenues for skeletal research that are challenging in other vertebrate systems. However, the use of fish models for bone biomedical research has yet to be widely established. Modern technologies have brought forth new opportunities to identify genetic and phenotypic similarities between fish and mammalian skeletons, as well as translate across fish and human bone physiologies. These efforts by the community may be greatly aided by bringing together established and potential fish users with bone researchers from different disciplines.
The mission of FishBone is to bring together basic scientists and clinical researchers from the bone biomedical community together with fish skeletal biologists to facilitate cross-talk, establish foundations, and develop new experimental models of skeletal health.
To this end, FishBone, in association with the Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology Association (IAFSB), is happy to announce FishBone 2017 to be held on May 12th, 2017 in Salzburg Austria, the day prior to the 44th European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Congress. FishBone participants who attend the ECTS meeting will have the option of presenting their work within a dedicated poster cluster at the ECTS meeting on fish skeletal models.
-Fish models of musculoskeletal disease
-Technologies for bone imaging
-Genetic engineering in fish
The format of FishBone encourages interaction between established and potential fish users and bone researchers from different disciplines. All presenters are encouraged to provide background to bring participants to a basic level of understanding, as well as to present new data.
The organizers of FishBone would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: