Trans-NIH Zebrafish Initiative
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RFA on Mutagenesis Screen/Phenotyping Tools for Zebrafish

The Trans-NIH Zebrafish Coordinating Committee, under the co-chairmanship of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, is soliciting applications designed to exploit the power of mutagenesis screening in zebrafish in order to detect and characterize genes, pathways, and phenotypes of interest in development, behavior, organ formation, and disease processes. The objective is to broaden the range, power, and utility of screens for new mutants of zebrafish. Proposals both for the development of improved or novel methods for mutagenesis screens, as well as for the actual execution of such screens are appropriate. Applications that propose to advance the technologies associated with such phenotyping also are welcome. Methodology developed and data and mutants generated as a result of this RFA are expected to be made widely available to the research community. Letters of intent are due on April 16, 2000, and applications are due on May 19, 2000.

The full text of this RFA can be found at