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    The Fourth Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting was held in Wuhan during Oct. 10 to 14, 2018.

    The Fourth Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting was held in Wuhan during Oct. 10 to 14, 2018. More than 260 scholars from China, America, France and other countries and regions attended the meeting.       

    The opening ceremony was chaired by SUN Yonghua, Professor of Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the China Zebrafish Resource Center (CZRC). The chairperson of the conference, Prof. Yin Zhan (Vice Director of IHB), delivered a welcome speech .Wang Ruidan, Vice Director of National Science and Technology Infrastructure, as well as Prof. ZHU Zuoyan (CAS academician), honorary president of the CZRC, gave speeches respectively at the meeting. Prof. MENG Anming (CAS academician), Prof. SONG Baoliang(Dean of School of Life Science, Wuhan University), Prof.YIN Zhan(Vice Director of IHB), Prof. LIU Feng (Director of Institute of Zoology) gave keynote speeches respectively.   

    During the two and half day meeting, more than 60 experts and scholars in the field of zebrafish reported their latest findings, such as Prof. DUAN Cunming from University of Michigan, Prof. GUO Su from University of California at San Francisco, Prof. ZHU Yong from east Carolina University, Prof. ZHOU Yi from Boston Children’s Hospital, Prof. CHEN Wenbiao from Vanderbilt University, Prof. WEN ZiLong from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and so on.    

    The report topics were around the following areas: maternal factors and early development, organization development and regeneration of organs and disease, blood and immune, metabolic regulation and disease, tumor and diseases model, chemical biology and drug screening, and reproductive physiology, environmental toxicology, genetics and genomics. At the end of the meeting, Prof. MENG Anming(CAS academician) presented the awards to scholars, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduates ,who have won "the 2018 Zeiss - Zebrafish Scientific Research" award launched by China zoological society.   

    The Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting is China’s 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.      

    4th Chinese Zebrafish PI Meeting is the largest one by the number and scale of participants. The successful holding of this meeting has effectively promoted the exchanges and cooperation between zebrafish scientists around the world, and brought more social attentions to zebrafish as a vertebrate model animal. 

    Prof. ZHU Zuoyan (CAS academician), honorary president of the CZRC, gave a  speech at the meeting.

    Prof. YIN Zhan, Vice director of IHB, gave a speech at the meeting.

    Wang Ruidan, Vice Director of National Science and Technology Infrastructure, gave a speech at the meeting.

    Prof. SUN Yonghua, Director of the CZRC, gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.

    Prof. MENG Anming(CAS academician) presented the awards to scholars, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduates who have won "the 2018 Zeiss - Zebrafish Scientific Research" awards.

     

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