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    The Third Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting & Inaugural Meeting of the China Zebrafish Society was held in Wuhan during Spet. 23 and 26, 2016.

    The Third Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting & Inaugural Meeting of the China Zebrafish Society was held in Wuhan during Spet. 23 and 26, 2016. More than 200 scholars from different parts of the world attended the meeting.    

    The opening ceremony was chaired by SUN Yonghua, Professor fo Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB) and director of the China Zebrafish Resource Center (CZRC). Prof. ZHU Zuoyan (CAS academician), honorary president of the CZRC, as well as Prof. HU Wei, assistant director of IHB, gave speeches respectively at the meeting. Prof. MENG Anming (CAS academician) gave a keynote speech on the thinking of the zebrafish study in China. Prof. LIU Feng from Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences introduced the Zebrash All Gene Knockout Project for chromosome 1 (ZKO Project).   

    The first broad members of the China Zebrafish Society (CZFS) were elected at the meeting. Prof. ZHU Zuoyan and Prof. MENG Anming were elected as the honorary president of the Society. Prof. LIU Feng was elected as the president and Prof. SUN Yonghua was elected as the secretary general and executive vice president of the Society. The CZFS was affiliated to IHB. The establishment of the CZFS indicates a new development phase in zebrafish study in China.    

    21 oral presentations were made at the keynote session and 41 oral presentations were made at the parallel sessions of the Third Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting. All the attendees interacted on the latest research progress in zebrafish study.    

    The Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting is Chinas highest academic meeting in zebrafish study. It is held every two year and is hosted by the CZRC which was established in Wuhan in 2012. With three years' development, the CZRC has become one of the three major zebrafish resource centers of the world.   

    Zebrafish is famous for its zebra-patterned blue strips. The well-annotated zebrafish genome shares over 78% similarity with human genome. It is a popular vertebrate model animal in biological, health and environment research for its small size, short generation time of two to three months, external fertilization and development, high fecundity without seasonal variation, transparent embryos and so on. Zebrafish is mostly used in basic life science research, the molecular mechanism of embryo and tissue organ development, human diseases and tumor models ,toxicology and aquatic products breeding model and environmental science and agricultural science. The Chinese zebrafish research obtained a rapid develepment in the recent 10 years. The zebrafish-related papers in China have reached 20% of the global portion, wich made China the second largest zebrafish research country in the world after the USA.  

    It is decided that the 4th Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting will be held in Wuhan in 2018.
     
    Prof. ZHU Zuoyan (CAS academician), honorary president of the CZRC gave speeches at the meeting. 
     

    Prof. HU Wei, assistant director of IHB, gave speeches at the meeting. 

     
    Prof. MENG Anming (CAS academician) gave a keynote speech on the thinking of the zebrafish study in China. 
     
    Prof. LIU Feng from Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences introduced the Zebrash All Gene Knockout Project for chromosome 1 (ZKO Project).   
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