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PRESENTATION ABOUT THE BE HEALTHY AS A FISH EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN

Be Healthy as a Fish_EZM in Oslo


”BE HEALTHY AS A FISH” MOVIE


MOVIE FROM THE KICK-OFF MEETING PROJECT


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ZEBRAFISH RESEARCH

The International FishMed Conference on Zebrafish Research (FishMed2016) was held on March 18-19, 2016 at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), an A+ grade and one of the best research institution in biological sciences countrywide. IIMCB organized this event to bring together scientists from the field, share recent advances in research on zebrafish and to present to an international audience the results of the FishMed project. The program included opening and plenary talks, short oral presentations, poster session, and extensive time for discussions. To see the picture gallery please visit: FishMed gallery.

For more information please visit: fishmed2016.pl.


VISIT FROM STUDENTS FROM SGGW

On June 1 and 3, 2015 the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by students from Department of Small Animal Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW).



BE HEALTHY AS A FISH EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN

‘‘Be Healthy as a Fish’’ campaign was inaugurated by IIMCB on September 26, 2014 at the Warsaw Science Festival. First group of primary school children participated in the workshop that will be conducted throughout the 2014/15 school year.

‘‘Be Healthy as a Fish’’ workshops are directed to children from the 5th and 6th grades of primary schools. During the workshops: children watch the educational film “Be Healthy as a Fish’’, perform simple biological experiments, observe zebrafish under a microscope, take part in a discussion about the genetic similarities of humans and fish and receive a book “Be Healthy as a Fish’’. The workshops are free of charge.


HEART OF EUROPE ZEBRAFISH MEETING

The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology organized an academic conference entitled “Heart of Europe: Zebrafish Meeting”, which was held in Warsaw on September 17-19, 2014. The objective of this event was to present academic research carried out with an extensive use of zebrafish (Danio rerio) in many fields of science, such as: modelling of human diseases, developmental biology, neurology, bioinformatics, toxicology, etc. Moreover, the intention of the conference organisers was to create an international network group for academic research on zebrafish (with the emphasis on countries from Central and Eastern Europe). The conference was an occasion to present to a large international audience scientific output of FishMed (lectures and posters). The meeting was attended by about 170 people from 25 countries.

The conference was held under the patronage of:
- Prof. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw,
- Prof. Maciej Żylicz, President of the Foundation for Polish Science,
- Prof. Michał Kleiber, President of Polish Academy of Sciences,
- Polish Laboratory Animals Science Association (PolLASA).


VISIT FROM ADAM STRUZIK, MARSHAL OF THE MAZOWIECKIE VOIVODESHIP

On June 13, 2014 IIMCB was visited by Adam Struzik, Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Katarzyna Kręźlewicz, Director of the Office of the Marshal and Konrad Wojnarowski, Assistant of the Marshal. During the visit Prof. Jacek Kuźnicki, IIMCB Director gave a presentation about the Institute and research conducted under the FishMed project. The guests visited Zebrafish Core Facility, Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biogenesis and the newly created Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics, Max Planck/IIMCB Research Group. During the meeting Lightsheet Z.1, state-of-the-art fluorescence microscope was presented.


VISIT FROM STUDENTS FROM SGGW

On May 26 and 28, 2014 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Borys Błaszczak, DVM and his students from Department of Small Animal Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). During the visit guests heard a presentation by Dr. Urszula Wyrzykowska concerning objectives of the FishMed project, then Piotr Korzeniowski, DVM delivered a presentation entitled ”Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a biological model’’. Students also visited the Zebrafish Core Facility.


VISIT FROM TALENTED YOUTH

On March 3, 2014 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was visited by Talented Youth. During the visit guests heard a presentation by Dr. Urszula Wyrzykowska concerning objectives of the FishMed project, then Michał Bazała gave a speech entitled ”Small fish, big hopes”, which was focused on zebrafish. Our young guests participated in group activities during which they for example worked with FishMed web page. They also visited the Zebrafish Core Facility. After the workshops, Prof. Jacek Kuźnicki, IIMCB Director met with young people and gave a presentation about the functioning of the Institute.

The visit of Talented Youth was organized jointly with the Polish Children’s Fund.


ARTWORKS OF THE ZEBRAFISH IN THE CHRISTMAS SCENERY CONTEST

Before Christmas in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology was organized an art contest entitled ”Zebrafish in the Christmas scenery”. Children could make a drawing, a cut-out or mix techniques on their works. The idea, aesthetics and reference to the FishMed project were evaluated.


We cordially invite you to look at the children’s drawings:

- artworks of younger children (age 3-6):

- artworks of older children (age 7-11):


ZEBRAFISH AS A BIOLOGICAL MODEL

On October 22, 2013 Piotr Korzeniowski, DVM, Zebrafish Core Facility IIMCB participated in a training and reporting meeting for fish pathologists. The meeting was organized by the National Veterinary Research Institute. Piotr Korzeniowski delivered a presentation entitled ”Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a biological model’’ in which he introduced species and talked about husbandry practices at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology.


ZEBRAFISH FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

On September 25, 2013 BiotechCafe organized festival lessons “Genetic Zoo” for school age children. Thanks to The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology students had a chance to learn about zebrafish and FishMed Project. This was an extraordinary zoo in which were also presented model organisms: bacterias, animal cells, cancer cells, stem cells and plant cells. They are daily used in research and in the biotechnology industry. An additional attraction was an opportunity to grow your own microbes (for example  from a fingerprint, saliva or air). BiotechCafe took part in the Science Festival for the fourth time but for the first time presented zebrafish.

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