Ohio Zebrafish Undergraduate Research Conference

We are excited to hold the second OHZU conference on Saturday, March 21st at Kenyon College.  We will continue to post information here as it becomes available.

You can find our schedule website here. You will find information below on the keynote talk, student and faculty workshops, participating graduate programs and our industry partners as they are confirmed.  You can read a news story on last year’s OHZU meeting here.

This link will take you to an Eventbrite page with two ticket options. After paying by credit card you will be directed towards the conference schedule site where you can add information you would like to share with other attendees and see the schedule for the day. You can also cut and paste this URL into a web browser: ohzu2020.eventbrite.com
Early registration ends February 12th. Cost for students and postdocs is $10, faculty are $25. Your registration will include a light breakfast, box lunch and afternoon coffee break.
Abstract submission deadline is February 12th.  Use this link to read the abstract guidelines and submit.

Speakers and Workshops

Keynote SpeakerCody Smith headshot
Dr. Cody Smith from Notre Dame University’s Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine will talk on Fishing for New Glial Subtypes in Health and Disease.
Student Workshop
Dr. Sharon Amacher from Ohio State University will again run an excellent session on the graduate school admission process. Several graduate programs will also have representatives at the meeting.
Faculty/Postdoc/Student Workshop
Zebrafish Aquaculture at Undergraduate Institutions: Representatives from zebrafish housing manufacturer Aquaneering and faculty will run a workshop on best practices for maintaining zebrafish at smaller institutions with an undergraduate focused research mission.

Corporate Sponsors confirmed so far:  charles_river_logo_esotw




Participating Graduate Programs will be confirmed soon

Presentation Awards

Open access journal publisher, PeerJ, will be sponsoring our Best Overall Presentation award at OHZU. The winner of this award will receive a publication charge voucher for an article in PeerJ (currently $1,095) and will have their research highlighted on the PeerJ website. PeerJ’s award program aims to support students and early career researchers and bring continued awareness to the benefits that open access and open communication have in furthering scientific progress. PeerJ publishes rapid open access, peer-reviewed research in the journal PeerJ covering life and environmental sciences.

Housing at the meeting
We have blocked off rooms at the Holiday Inn Express if you are looking to spend a night in Mount Vernon. Two other choices are also listed below:
Holiday Inn Express (room block rate: $89.99 +taxes per night per room, Friday, March 20, 2020 and Saturday, March 21, 2020)
11555 Upper Gilchrist Rd, Mount Vernon, OH
(740) 392-1900
Note: When guests are making reservations, please use booking code “KCC”.
Additional hotels:
Kenyon Inn ($175 +taxes per night when visiting Kenyon College)
100 W. Wiggin Street, Gambier, OH
(740) 427-2202
Comfort Inn (rates vary)
150 Howard Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio
(740) 392-6886