Studying Social Behavior and Locomotor Activity in Zebrafish

Studying Social Behavior and Locomotor Activity in Zebrafish

An informative webinar for scientists interested in novel methods for quantitative characterization of zebrafish social interactions and locomotor activity.

The zebrafish has become a very popular and rapidly growing model in many scientific research fields. In the neurosciences, social behavior and shoaling has become a key topic for evaluating and testing pharmaceutical compounds. To quantify the cohesion/convergence of a group is very difficult but it is fundamentally important to understanding the neurophysiological and behavioral genetic processes. This webinar aims to discuss new solutions and applications to shed light on group behavior of zebrafish in the laboratory setting.

In this exclusive webinar sponsored by MDE Ltd., Róbert Kovács presents new applications for measuring zebrafish social cohesion. Discussion focuses on how these techniques can answer questions about zebrafish social behavior. Mr. Kovács reviews methodology and measurement techniques while highlighting the benefits of the MDE zebrafish behavioral monitoring system.

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Róbert Kovács
Research Associate,
Szent István University,
Department of Aquaculture
Gödöllő, Hungary

Róbert Kovács is the zebrafish facility manager in the Department of Aquaculture at Szent István University. His main areas of research focus on behavioral and cardiovascular effects of xenobiotics on fish species.

Róbert has developed many zebrafish embryo and larvae behavior assays for the study of sublethal effects of chemicals and is an expert in chronic and multi generation toxicity tests.