The fifth zebrafish research conference of China was held from October 29 to November 1, 2017, at Wuzhen, China, a beautiful small town that is close to Shanghai. The organizing committee, composed of Tao P. Zhong, Ruilin Zhang, Jie He, Xu Wang, Weijun Pan, Ying Cao, Yao Zu, Qiu Jiang, and Jiulin Du, organized enthusiastically and successfully the 4-day meeting.
A total of 646 attendees from 110 academic and corporate institutions, mainly from China and also United States, Germany, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan, presented and discussed their recent research progresses.
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The packed meeting program included keynote and plenary presentations, concurrent oral talks, and poster sessions. The meeting also invited established investigators to present their research achievements in the fields of development and genetics using other model systems.
The conference was a great success and revealed how important the zebrafish has become as a model system for developmental biology, functional genomics, tissue regeneration, and biomedicine.