BY OUR PLATFORMS
BY THERAPEUTIC AREA
BY RESEARCH STAGE
01 October 2019 - 30 September 2023
Start – End dates: 01/10/19 – 30/09/23
Project reference: 813457
Total budget: 4,000,000€
Funding agency: European Union (Horizon 2020)
Partners: 10 partners
Scientists are always in search of model systems that can help them study in the simplest, fastest and most effective ways disease pathways that affect humans. A tiny fish in the minnow family has proven extremely valuable in this regard. The zebrafish shares 70 % of the genes found in humans and many critical signalling pathways. The eggs are fertilised externally, facilitating developmental interventions and studies, and the resulting embryos are transparent, meaning development can be watched under a microscope. The EU-funded ZENITH project is preparing a new generation of scientists for interdisciplinary collaboration on pressing neuroscience challenges utilising the zebrafish model system and leveraging academic and industrial mentoring. The team will emerge with skills in visualisation, gene editing and computational modelling to study the nervous system and enhance understanding from cells to circuits to behaviour.
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