Zebrafish Infection & Immunity UK

Zebrafish Infection & Immunity

Zebrafish infection research has seen an exciting gain in momentum over recent years, enabling fundamental discovery and therapeutic advance. We therefore organise a one-day event each year to promote this emerging research avenue.

Zebrafish infection research within the UK is mostly achieved by a young core of scientists in their first academic or fellowship position. This meeting brings together these innovative, developing group leaders with experienced, internationally recognized group leaders to create a strong community that can push the field forward. We aim to maintain a zebrafish infection community that meets annually to exchange tools and ideas, and to inspire collaborative training networks.

This Zebrafish Infection UK workshop held at LSHTM will highlight the potential of zebrafish to study host-pathogen interactions, and to dissect mechanisms of inflammation and immunity.

We have invited three outstanding speakers having made distinct contributions to the field, but the majority of the talks (15 mins) will be delivered by early-career researchers. We will also have a vibrant poster session and flash talks (2 mins) selected from the posters. The final programme will be confirmed and released by 18 March 2019.


The conference will run from 09:30-18:30 followed by a social drinks reception.


The registration deadline is 1 April. Spaces are limited, and we expect to sell out. Register early to avoid disappointment!


Invited speakers:

Francisco Roca - University of Cambridge, UK

Ana Cvejic - University of Cambridge, UK

Philippe Herbomel (keynote talk) - Institute Pasteur, France


Abstract submission

Please submit your abstracts to by 11 March 2019.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words including the title, authors and institution information in Arial 10. The presenter for short talks and flash talks must be an early-career researcher (PhD student or Postdoc), and must have registered their attendance to the conference by 11 March 2019. Please ensure the presenter's name is underlined on your submission.



Serge Mostowy - The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Milka Sarris - University of Cambridge

Vincenzo Torraca - The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Margarida Castro Gomes - The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


If you have any questions or queries about the event, please email


Booking required 


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