22nd Fish Immunology / Vaccination Workshop, April 28 - May 2, 2024

Welcome to the Fish Workshop hosted by the Aquaculture & Fisheries group at Wageningen University & Research. This website provides information and registration opportunities.

Background

The objective of this annual workshop is to provide participants with advanced knowledge, both theoretical and practical, on different aspects of the immune system of fish. The workshops are characterised by one hour presentations given by experienced lecturers, taking time to thoroughly introduce each subject. The workshop is always planned for late April/beginning of May.

The 2023 workshop has been cancelled in favour of the ISDCI Conference of the International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI) to be organized in Wageningen August 27-31, 2023.

The information below will be updated soon for the edition of 2024.


The Wageningen fish immunology / vaccination workshops have been organised annually since 1998. Typically, the workshops are characterised by onehour presentations given by experienced lecturers, taking time to thoroughly introduce each subject. The workshops have been adopted by the International Society for Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI). This year’s (2024) subject is FISH IMMUNOLOGY AND VACCINATION.

As always, the 22st - 2024 workshop includes two afternoons with a choice between hands-on practicals, or updates on recent molecular advances in transcriptome and genome analysis. Further, participants are asked to send an abstract of their research plans and to present a poster, with the best one awarded the poster prize. The official workshop language is English.

Objectives

The objective of the present workshop is to provide participants with advanced knowledge, both theoretical and practical, on the immune system of fish. During the workshop we will discuss the latest insights in the evolution of the immune system and, in particular, immune modulation, host defence against pathogens and vaccination.

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TARGET GROUP

The level of the workshop is targeting academic and company researchers as well as management staff in the aquaculture industry.
We more than welcome PhD students, who have a reduced registration fee.