Zebrafish Neurobiology
November 15 - 18, 2023
Abstract Deadline: August 25, 2023


Rainer Friedrich, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
David Schoppik, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Vatsala Thirumalai, National Center for Biological Science, India

We are pleased to offer the third meeting on Zebrafish Neurobiology, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin with dinner and an evening session on Wednesday, November 15, and conclude with lunch on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

This meeting will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the most innovative and exciting research currently ongoing in neuroscience using the zebrafish model. Sessions will range from genetic tools all the way to cognition, and the program will provide broad coverage of the field from molecular to systems neuroscience. Sessions and workshops focused on technological innovations will supplement the program, allowing for the dissemination of cutting-edge methods that are revolutionizing the field.

  • Glia
  • Sensorimotor Circuits
  • New Tools: Anatomy & Imaging
  • Social Behaviors & Sleep
  • Learning, Memory & Neuromodulation: Motor Control & Behavior
  • Neuropsychiatric Disease & Translation
  • New Tools: Genetics, Sensory Systems
  • Neuronal Development

Keynote Speakers:
Joseph Fetcho, Cornell University
Vanessa Ruta, The Rockefeller University

Session Chairs:
Kuo-Hua Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Kevin Jones, University of Michigan
Benjamin Judkewitz, Charité Berlin, Germany
Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Takashi Kawashima, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Fumi Kubo, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Sarah Kucenas, University of Virginia
Kelly Monk, Oregon Health & Science University
Ruben Portugues, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Chie Satou, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland

All speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts in early September. We especially encourage abstract submissions from trainees, and junior as well as underrepresented investigators.

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many junior people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from the government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Kelley McGrath and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlzebrafish. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This meeting may be sponsored in part by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health

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In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1355
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1275
Academic Shared Room Package: $1170
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $890
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1080
Student Package/No Housing Package: $800
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1755
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1290
*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus
Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Kelley McGrath.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to 
Kelley McGrath

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package $280
Grad Student Virtual Package: $165
Corporate Virtual Package: $415

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on November 10)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $380
Late Student Virtual Package: $265
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $515