WPI Zebrafish System Demonstrated in Brazil
The Butantan Institute, an agency linked to the State Department of Health of São Paulo and one of the largest biomedical research centers in the world, held the 4th edition of the Zebrafish Creation and Management university extension course in December where they exhibited WPI's Zebrafish Microinjection System.
The training is aimed at professionals and post-graduate students involved in zebrafish research as an animal model. The program addressed the physical characteristics, the environment of origin and the way of reproduction and growth of this fish. The coordinators are the researchers Mônica Lopes Ferreira and Carla Lima, responsible for the Zebrafish Platform of CeTICS Butantan whose current capacity holds 6,000 adult fish.