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Zebrafish research at UCL


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Zebrafish research at UCL


About zebrafish research at ucl

The zebrafish is a small tropical fish that has become one of the favoured animal model systems for research in many areas including embryonic development, genetic analyses of disease, neural circuit function and behaviour. One reason for this popularity is that zebrafish embryos are optically transparent and genetically tractable making them ideally suited for studies of cell and tissue behaviour and function. Zebrafish also exhibit sleep, social, hunting and other complex behaviours and progress in understanding the neuroanatomy of the brain is facilitating studies of the neural circuits mediating these behaviours.

On this site, you can learn about the wide range of research projects at UCL that use zebrafish and see many beautiful images and movies from these projects. We appreciate that not all our visitors are trained scientists and so we have public outreach pages that help to explain what we do.
 

 

Research groups

There are many research groups using zebrafish for research at UCL and you can find out about some of them here, or continue reading about Zebrafish at UCL.

Zebrafish research at UCL is supported by a team of core staff, who you can read about here.

 
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News


News


Latest news

 
 
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Images


Images


Images

 
 

Many of our images are available for download from Wellcome Images.
Simply search the collection for 'Zebrafish'.
All images and movies are copyright of UCL Zebrafish Group please request permission before using. 

 
 
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Outreach


Outreach


outreach

We believe that science is meant to be shared, and not just with other scientists.

Below are a few details of some of the activities in which Zebrafish UCL labs participate in to disseminate science to the public.

Wilson Lab Work Experience 2017 - We are not currently accepting applications for the A level work experience programme. Watch this space for details of how to apply in 2018.  Click here for more information about the programme.

 
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Resources


Resources


resources
 

 
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Publications


Publications


Publications

For a full list of Zebrafish UCL publications by year click here, or choose a year below. You can also visit our publication summaries page to find summaries of papers that need less scientific knowledge to understand. 

 

Recent publications
 

Karin Tuschl, Esther Meyer, Leonardo E. Valdivia, Ningning Zhao, Chris Dadswell, Alaa Abdul-Sada, Christina Y. Hung, Michael A. Simpson, W. K. Chong, Thomas S. Jacques, Randy L. Woltjer, Simon Eaton, Allison Gregory, Lynn Sanford, Eleanna Kara, Henry Houlden, Stephan M. Cuno, Holger Prokisch, Lorella Valletta, Valeria Tiranti, Rasha Younis, Eamonn R. Maher, John Spencer, Ania Straatman-Iwanowska, Paul Gissen, Laila A. M. Selim, Guillem Pintos-Morell, Wifredo Coroleu-Lletget, Shekeeb S. Mohammad, Sangeetha Yoganathan, Russell C. Dale, Maya Thomas, Jason Rihel, Olaf A. Bodamer, Caroline A. Enns, Susan J. Hayflick, Peter T. Clayton, Philippa B. Mills, Manju A. Kurian & Stephen W. Wilson (2016)
Mutations in SLC39A14 disrupt manganese homeostasis and cause childhood-onset parkinsonism-dystonia
Nat Commun. 2016 Jun 10

Turner, K. J., Hawkins, T. A., Yáñez, J., Anadón, R., Wilson, S. W., & Folgueira, M (2016)
Afferent Connectivity of the Zebrafish Habenulae
Front Neural Circuits. 2016 Apr 26;10:30. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00030. eCollection 2016.

Gaston-Massuet C, McCabe MJ, Scagliotti V, Young RM, Carreno G, Gregory LC, Jayakody SA, Pozzi S, Gualtieri A, Basu B, Koniordou M, Wu CI, Bancalari RE, Rahikkala E, Veijola R, Lopponen T, Graziola F, Turton J, Signore M, Mousavy Gharavy SN, Charolidi N, Sokol SY, Andoniadou CL, Wilson SW, Merrill BJ, Dattani MT, Martinez-Barbera JP. (2016)
Transcription factor 7-like 1 is involved in hypothalamo-pituitary axis development in mice and humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 13. pii: 201503346.

Hoffman EJ, Turner KJ, Fernandez JM, Cifuentes D, Ghosh M, Ijaz S, Jain RA, Kubo F, Bill BR, Baier H, Granato M, Barresi MJ, Wilson SW, Rihel J, State MW, Giraldez AJ. (2016)
Estrogens Suppress a Behavioral Phenotype in Zebrafish Mutants of the Autism Risk Gene, CNTNAP2.
Neuron. 2016 Jan 27. pii: S0896-6273(15)01167-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.039.

Leonardo E. Valdivia, Dayna B. Lamb, Wilson Horner, Claudia Wierzbicki, Amanuel Tafessu, Audrey M. Williams, Gaia Gestri, Anna M. Krasnow, Terra S. Vleeshouwer-Neumann, McKenzie Givens, Rodrigo M. Young, Lisa M. Lawrence, Heather L. Stickney, Thomas A. Hawkins, Quenten P. Schwarz, Florencia Cavodeassi, Stephen W. Wilson, Kara L. Cerveny (2016) Antagonism between Gdf6a and retinoic acid pathways controls timing of retinal neurogenesis and growth of the eye in zebrafish. Development 2016 143: 1087-1098; doi: 10.1242/dev.130922

 
 
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Contact


Contact


Contact Us

Tube The nearest underground stations are Euston Square, Euston and Warren Street. We are only a few blocks away from any of these stations.

Buses Southbound routes 10, 24, 29, and 73 pass by UCL’s main gate; northbound routes stop at Warren Street station.

1st Floor, Anatomy Building
UCL
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT

tel: 020 3549 5652
email: doreen.bailey@ucl.ac.uk

 

For information specific to a research group...
Wilson lab s.wilson@ucl.ac.uk
Bianco lab i.bianco@ucl.ac.uk
Tada lab m.tada@ucl.ac.uk
Dreosti lab e.dreosti@ucl.ac.uk
Rihel lab j.rihel@ucl.ac.uk
Alexandre lab p.alexandre@ucl.ac.uk
Hawkins lab t.hawkins@ucl.ac.uk