The zebrafish embryo model in toxicology and teratology, September 2–3, 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Conference Paper

The use of fish embryos is gaining popularity for research in the area of toxicology and teratology. Particularly embryos of the zebrafish offer an array of different applications ranging from regulatory testing to mechanistic research. For this reason a consortium of two research centres and a company with the support of the COST Action EuFishBiomed has organised the Workshop “The zebrafish embryo model in toxicology and teratology”, in Karlsruhe, Germany, 2nd–3rd September 2010. The workshop aimed at bringing together experts from different areas of toxicology using the (zebra)fish embryo and stimulating networking between scientists and representatives from regulatory bodies, research institutions and industry. Recent findings, presented in various platform presentations in the area of regulatory toxicity, high throughput screening, toxicogenomics, as well as environmental and human risk assessment are highlighted in this meeting report. Furthermore, the constraints and possibilities of the model as discussed at the workshop are described. A follow up-meeting was appreciated by the about 120 participants and is planned for 2012.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Busch, W; Duis, K; Fenske, M; Maack, G; Legler, J; Padilla, S; Strähle, U; Witters, H; Scholz, S

Published Date

  • May 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 585 - 588

PubMed ID

  • 21766521

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1708

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-6238

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.reprotox.2011.02.010