Next Meeting

The ISFE holds the main symposium every four years. Additional workshops and online conference events promote knowledge exchange with the scientific community and private sectors.

Provide awards

The ISFE provides several awards at every ISFE symposium to recognize the significant contributions made by specific scientists to the field of fish endocrinology. 

Provide grants

The ISFE provides travel grants for students and postdoctoral researchers to participate in  ISFE events and to facilitate research exchanges between member laboratories.

Our Society

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There are multiple ways ISFE intends to improve applied and fundamental research in fish endocrinology

The mission of the ISFE is to promote the study of hormones and hormone actions in fishes (including hagfish, lampreys, cartilaginous fishes, lobed-finned fishes and ray-finned fishes). This includes topics in growth, adaptation, reproduction, stress, immunity, behaviour and endocrine disruption in fishes. In particular, the ISFE ambitions to encourage and foster career development of junior members. The ISFE will do its best to favor the participation of junior members to the ISFE by providing financial support.
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Why become a member of ISFE?

Times are good for our Society. The global fish endocrinology community has vastly expanded in recent years. Many species are now being cultured for economic and health benefits.  Fish are increasingly being used as powerful models for biomedical research.  Fish are also highly sensitive to pollution, so our endocrine disruption research can help mitigate environmental problems. Fish are also showing increasing interest as sentinel species to monitor the health of  ecosystems.A platform for exchange of ideas is thus increasingly important. Membership for you and your lab group will provide you with a worldwide network, access to student grants, attendance at the symposium and much more.


ISFE Online contest May 25th – The program is available

ISFE Online contest May 25th – The program is available

Here it is ! The program for the online contest that will take place on Zoom is now available. We have 35 presentations, each of them of 3 minutes. We remind you that attendance is free and you do not […]

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ISFE is organizing a small online Contest in May 2022 for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

ISFE is organizing a small online Contest in May 2022 for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Following discussion with some of the young scientist members of the ISFE, the international committee has organised an online contest where every young scientist is provided the opportunity to present in a 3-minute presentation to describe their research on fish endocrinology.  Attendance is […]

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30th CECE & 9th ISFE

30th CECE & 9th ISFE

Joint Conference of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology and the International Society for Fish Endocrinology Dear Colleagues, Registration and abstract submission has started! Early-bird registration deadline: May 31, 2022. ESCE and ISFE fellowships: registration fee will be waived for a limited number of […]

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Past events




8th ISFE meeting in Gothenburg

In 2016, Prof Thrandur Björnsson
organized the 8th ISFE in Gothenburg in Sweeden…




7th ISFE meeting in Buenos Aires

In 2012, Gustavo Somoza organized the 7th ISFE in Buenos Aires in Argentina where Olivier Kah gave the third Richard E. Peter lecture…




6th ISFE meeting in Calgary

The 6th ISFE meeting took place in Calgary in Canada in 2008. Professor Yoshitaka Nagahama gave the 2d re peter lecture…