The 4th Nothobranchius Symposium

3-4 June 2021, **** ONLINE ****


Final Program is now available to download.

Symposium starts on Thursday 3 June 9:00 Central European Summer Time (Paris, Berlin, Prague)

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Jason Podrabsky (Portland State University, USA) will address embryo development and diapause in annual killifish (and beyond)


We welcome contributions to a special issue of Journal of Vertebrate Biology (formerly Folia Zoologica). This is an independent, in-house journal (published by Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences). The Journal is Open Access and without publication fees (production costs are met by the Institute) and with rapid and rigorous peer-review. We are keen to assemble a Special Issue if there is an interest, but separate submissions are also welcome. The Journal (founded in 1953) is indexed by ISI, though current Impact Factor is <1.

If you are interested, please contact Martin Reichard ( or the Editor-in-Chief (Prof. Carl Smith,

Scientific Program

The program will include oral and poster presentations relating to the biology of Nothobranchius fishes and closely related topics. The authors have been notified on technical details.

Oral presentations will be selected by the Scientific Committee and organized into blocks focusing on specific themes. There will be no parallel sessions, allowing delegates to attend all lectures at real time. We plan to record talks (if authors agree) and make them available for a limited time (up to 7 days), to at least partly mitigate problems with different time zones. Given time zones shift, we also plan to offer pre-recording your talk.

Posters will be accompanied by “speed talks” (2 min max) to introduce them (likely to be pre-recorded and played by the organizers when scheduled to ensure smooth progress) and dedicated break-out Zoom room for discussion. There will be a dedicated speed talk session at the first part of the meeting.

The book of abstracts will be available (PDF).

Social Program

While you will have to organise your coffee, tea and snacks, we hope to host a general discussion.