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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
-Skeletal development
-Bone regeneration
-Bone/muscle adaptation
-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.

Organizing Committee
Antonella Forlino
David Karasik
Ronald Kwon
Matthew Harris

The organizers of FishBone would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:
Scanco Medical






Perkin Elmer