Fish research laboratories in Israel
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, DEPT OF NEUROBIOCHEMISTRY
Research discipline: PHOTOPERIOD RECEPTIVITY. NEUROENDOCRINE REGULATION.
Research purpose: Understanding of reproductive physiology
Description of research: Development and mechanisms of the circadian clock system using zebrafish as a model. Combining molecular genetic tools in order to understand how the circadian clock system develops, how it functions and how it is synchronised with the environment. Development of gonadotrophin releasing hormone neurons. The ontogeny of and effect of endogenous and exogenous factors on the development of this system in the zebrafish.
Lead researcher(s): Yoav Gothilf
Contact details: Tel Aviv University, Dept of Neurobiochemistry, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Sherman Building, Tel Aviv 69978. Israel.
Tel/Fax: +972 3 6406329
DEPT MARINE BIOLOGY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Research discipline: VITELLOGENESIS, GAMETE & EMBRYO CRYOPRESERVATION
Research purpose: Improving egg quality, preservation of genetic traits
Description of research: Study of the transport of retinoids to the oocyte; the pathway of retinal synthesis associated with vitellogenesis in the liver and genes involved in retinoid metabolism in the ovary. Development of methods for cyropreservation of ovarian follicles, spermatozoa and embryos of seabream and zebrafish.
Lead researcher(s): Esther Lubzens
Contact details: P.O. Box 8030, Haifa 31080, Israel
Creation date: 28 June 2007
Update: 21 September 2007