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Workshop on Euthanasia for Zebrafish – A Matter of Welfare and Science

A survey among European Zebrafish labs revealed the existence of a large number of different methods for authorized euthanasia. Inapplicable legal requirements lead to uncertainties about which are the best methods. The aim of our workshop is to discuss ways of humane euthanasia for Zebrafish. Experts will examine various aspects of this topic from neurobiology to European legislation. A panel discussion will address controversial issues and will be open to the audience.


Results of this workshop will be published to promote EU-wide and world-wide standardisation of consistent procedures that minimize pain, suffering and distress.


This workshop, organized by the European Zebrafish Resource Center (EZRC), was sponsored by the European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine (EuFishBioMed).


Publication: Köhler et al. Report of Workshop on Euthanasia for Zebrafish-A Matter of Welfare and Science, Zebrafish, Oct 2017




Date:      9th March 2017
Location: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Herrmann- von- Helmholtz- PLatz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

              INT ground floor + foyer (bd. 640 Seminar room EG)

Start:       10:00 AM       


  • Hypothermia and its effects
  • Cold sensitive nociceptors and other receptors
  • Euthanasia – Experiences in the USA
  • Anaesthesia methods
  • Handling of legal regulation
  • EU considerations on methods for euthanasia and anaesthesia


  • Panel Discussion

End of workshop approx. 4:00 PM


Organization Panel:

PD Dr. Bettina Bert

Prof. Dr. Chereen Collymore

Karin Finger-Baier

Almut Köhler, Ph.D.

Dr. Kieran C. Pounder

Prof. Dr. Uwe Strähle

Dr. Zoltan Varga

Prof. Dr. Uwe Strähle

Almut Köhler, Ph.D.

Dr. Larissa Kaufmann (EuFishBioMed e. V.)

Dr. Jürgen Weiss

Dr. Robert Geisler


ATF -Certificate possible

An ATF (Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung) Certificate can be provided, if requested. The Workshop is accredited by the AFT.