2nd Nothobranchius Symposium


Reflections on recent developments & outlook into future research: June 2-4, 2016, in Jena.

Nothobranchius furzeri has been introduced as a model in biomedical research more than 10 years ago. Now, with its genome being published, it is fair to consider N. furzeri as well as other Nothobranchius species as well accepted models in the field of aging research but also in developmental biology, ecology and evolution. At this symposium we want to reflect recent developments in the field of Nothobranchius biology but also provide an outlook into future research directions.

Time & Place:

Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena, Germany
June 2  - 1pm Registration & Welcome (Talks will start at 3pm)
June 4  - 12pm End of Meeting

The program is now online.


  • Genetics, Genomics and Genomic Engineering
  • Development, Aging and Regeneration
  • Energy Homeostasis, Metabolism and Proteome
  • Ecology and Evolution

Keynote Speakers:

  • John Postlethwait (University of Oregon, USA)
  • Axel Meyer (University of Konstanz, Germany)


  • Alessandro Cellerino, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy & FLI, Jena, Germany
  • Christoph Englert, FLI, Jena, Germany
  • Matthias Platzer, FLI, Jena, Germany
  • Dario Valenzano, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, Cologne, Germany

Call for registration:

Please submit a registration form by March 31, 2016.
The registration fee is  50 EUR.

Call for abstract:

The abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2016. You will be informed whether your abstract was selected for a poster or oral presentation. Please download a registration AND an abstract form   from the website.

Travel & Accommodation:

Please make your own hotel and travel arrangements. The closest airports are Leipzig, Berlin, and Frankfurt. Please be sure to make your booking as soon as possible. Due to construction work on the train tracks we would not recommend flying into Munich and then taking a train to Jena.

Information on accomododation in Jena can be found on the Jena Tourism Website.


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