Session 2 - b : Advancements in Research using Laboratory and Exotic animal models, modern tools and Procedures
Nov 08, 2018 4:20 PM - 5:50 PM
With a short maximum lifespan of 4 months and a well assembled genome, N. furzeri has emerged as a useful vertebrate ageing model, which complements better-established ones, such as rodents and zebrafish. N. furzeri is found in seasonal water holes in the savannah of west Africa, where adults mature quickly to spawn at the muddy buttom before the water evaporates during the dry season. Eggs survive in a vegetative state after the water holes dry and hatch in the following rainy season. Our group has adopted N. fuzeri as a model to study brain ageing and neurodegeneration for more than a year. Here we will describe the practices we have learned from our training at Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (Germany) on N. furzeri and our efforts to understand neurobiology of ageing in this fish.