Cancer Research Malaysia are recently featured on Scientific Malaysian website regarding the 1ST MALAYSIA ZEBRAFISH DISEASE MODEL WORKSHOP that took place on 11 and 12 November 2015 in partnership with University of Malaya (UM) and Monash University Malaysia.

Attended by nearly 70 scientists from prominent local universities and scientific institutes such as National University of Malaysia (UKM), University of Science Malaysia (USM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Malaysian Nuclear Agency. There were also international participants from India and USA.

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a small freshwater fish native to the Himalayan region and a popular pet in Malaysia. The zebrafish has been used as a model for many human diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and tuberculosis.

Read the full report on Scientific Malaysian web here.

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Read also our interview with Professor Philip Crosier as published by Scientific Malaysian during the recent Zebrafish Workshop.

He is the Professor of Molecular Medicine in the School of Medical Sciences, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

His laboratory uses the zebrafish model to investigate aspects of human disease focussing in the areas of innate immunity, hematopoietic stem cell development, cancer and lymphangiogenesis so it’s great to have the opportunity to speak to Prof. Crosier about his life and research.

Read it here.

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