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.


Elisabeth Burzawa-Gerard passed away !

Elisabeth Burzawa-Gerard passed away !

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Mrs. Elisabeth Burzawa-Gérard, on September 19, at the age of 85. Elisabeth Burzawa-Gérard, Director of Research at the CNRS, did her doctoral thesis and her career at […]

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Professor Kazuyoshi Tsutsui (1952-2021)

Professor Kazuyoshi Tsutsui (1952-2021)

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of our friend and colleague Professor Kazuyoshi Tsutsui. Known for his mild manner and sharp intellect, Kazu has contributed to the advancement of Neuroendocrinology over the past four decades. […]

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9th International Symposium of Fish Endocrinology (ISFE)

9th International Symposium of Fish Endocrinology (ISFE)

Dear Colleagues,   On behalf of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ESCE) and the International Society for Fish Endocrinology (ISFE) it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 30th Conference of European Comparative Endocrinologists (CECE) and the […]

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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…