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Call for Applications to join The 9th NIBB International Practical Course and The 4th NIBB-TLL Joint International Practical Course "Genetics and Imaging of Medaka and Zebrafish"

“Genetics and Imaging of Medaka and Zebrafish” will take place as an international practical course organized by NIBB and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL, Singapore). In this course, participants will learn standard skills and up-to-date techniques using medaka and zebrafish, and exchange information regarding their use. Guest speakers will discuss these emerging topics and new fields of biology. Interaction among participants will facilitate further expansion of research networks.

 Participants (maximum 16) will be selected from applicants who would like to join this course. Please send your application to the administration office of this course by email ( We are looking forward to receiving your application.



“Genome Editing”

Gene knock-in using the CRISPR/Cas9 system in zebrafish

Gene knock-out using the CRISPR/Cas9 system in medaka

“PhiC31 Transgenesis”

Highly efficient transgenesis using the PhiC31 system in medaka

“Behavioral Assay”

Optomotor response in medaka mutant


Local gene induction with infrared laser-evoked gene operator (IR-LEGO) in medaka

in vivo imaging

“Strain Preservation”

Cryopreservation of sperm and artificial insemination in medaka

“Other Topics”

To be decided.


Date: August 18th - 30th, 2016

Location: National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan

Language: English

Costs: Registration fee is \30,000 JPY, which includes some meals and all course materials. Accommodation costs for Mishima Lodge (Institute guest house) will be supported by NIBB.

Participation: Open application with selection (maximum 16 participants)


We are now calling for applications for this course.

Application deadline is May 31st June 11th, 2016.


For more details and application form, please visit the website:


Organizing Committee:

Kiyoshi NARUSE (NIBB and NBRP Medaka)

Laszlo ORBAN (TLL)

Yasuhiro KAMEI (NIBB)

Hitoshi OKAMOTO (RIKEN and NBRP Zebrafish)