Welcome to the Fish for Science website. We would like to introduce you to our favourite model organism: the zebrafish. Not sure what a model organism is, or even what a zebrafish is? This is the place for you to find out.

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Zebrafish head.On this website you can learn about how zebrafish can help us understand human diseases and how to develop treatments for them. We will show you why we use genetically modified zebrafish that have fluorescent cells and organs for our essential research into human health and disease.

Understanding how human bodies work and what causes human disease is the key to future medical breakthroughs. At the Bateson Centre at the University of Sheffield, biologists and hospital doctors have teamed up to use zebrafish embryos to learn more about human diseases. Our hope is to create new diagnostic tests and discover new treatments for disease.