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August meeting in Woods Hole

Susan Volman sv36h at nih.gov
Mon Jun 21 10:46:27 EST 1999

Title:  	Towards a Behavioral Genetics of Zebrafish
Date:		August 28-29, 1999
Place:	Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA

The zebrafish is a well characterized genetic organism that is currently
being exploited primarily to analyze vertebrate development.  The
utility of this organism for understanding the genetics of behavior and
disorders with behavioral components such as addiction, sensory
deficits, or neurological and psychiatric disorders is not known because
of the lack of behavioral screens.  The purpose of this meeting is to
bring together investigators who are zebrafish geneticists and
investigators who have developed methodologies for studying behavior in
a wide variety of fish species.  It is anticipated that the outcome will
be new genetics screens for mutations in zebrafish that affect behavior.

Speakers include:
Fish behavior:  	Andrew Bass, Brian Wisenden, Richard Fay, Daniel Alkon,
Joseph Fetcho, George Barlow, Mary Hagedorn, Robert Baker

Zebrafish genetics:	Nancy Hopkins, John Dowling, Angeles Ribera, Gregory
Cahill, John Ngai, Michael Granato

The meeting is open to all interested individuals, and registration is
not required.  Poster presentations are also welcome.  If you plan to
present a poster, please e-mail a short abstract (approximately 200
words) to the contacts listed below before August 10th.

A more complete program will be available by August 1.

For information about travel and housing see:  http://www.mbl.edu

For further information and to transmit poster abstracts contact:
Susan Volman or Jonathan Pollock
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
sv36h at nih.gov	Ph: 301 435-1315
jp183r at nih.gov	Ph: 301 435-1309

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