May 24-26, 2016

Hosted By: Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) and

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Who:  The Zebrafish Husbandry Education Team.  This team includes over 30 world experts in zebrafish husbandry, aquaculture, laboratory animal care, and education. 

What:  Three full days of zebrafish husbandry experiences.  Topics include: Water Quality, Live Feeds, Spawning, Larviculture, Systems Maintenance and Troubleshooting, and Colony Health Management. Small group instruction and experiences taught by experts using live fish.

Where:  The Gadsden State Community College Aquaculture Education and Development Center in Gadsden, AL and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Facilities include a dedicated zebrafish training laboratory with stand-alone rack systems from all the participating vendors (GSCC) and a state-of-the-art zebrafish core facility with centralized filtration room (UAB).

When: Tuesday May 24th to Thursday May 26th. Please plan travel to arrive at the Birmingham International Airport (BHM) on Monday May 23rd and to depart on Friday May 27th.  We will pick participants up at the airport and deliver them to the Hampton Inn and Suites in Gadsden, AL. We will also deliver participants back to the Birmingham International Airport (BHM) on Friday May 27th.

Why:  This course is perfect for current husbandry technicians, new husbandry technicians, graduate students, post-docs, principal investigators, and veterinarians interested in working with zebrafish.


Cost: $1226 per person. Tuition includes: travel between Birmingham and Gadsden, all meals and snacks during workshop days, and the workshop experience. Participants must arrange and pay for travel to and from Birmingham International Airport (BHM) from their origin and for lodging at Hampton Inn and Suites in Gadsden, AL (block of rooms reserved at a special rate).


Register Now: Seating is limited to the first 20 participants


For More Information Call or Email:   Hugh Hammer, Ph.D. 256-549-8345 (Office) hhammer@gadsdenstate.edu or Dr. Susan Farmer 205-934-5563 sfarmer@uab.edu