Stress and immune responses in relation to adaptation in Antarctic FishExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Workshop
Start Date: May 2, 2019
End Date: May 3, 2019
Venue: Faro, Portugal
Contact: Adelino Vicente Mendonça Canário
E-mail: acanario [at]

Application/registration deadline: April 21, 2019
Registration website:

CCMAR (Portugal) is hosting a workshop on Stress and immune responses in relation to adaptation in Antarctic Fish. The workshop is limited to 30 participants, who must contribute either either with an oral presentation (15 min) or a scientific poster related to the topic of the workshop. Applicants can submit their abstract and register via the registration link posted above.

Antarctic fishes have undergone adaptive radiation in a constant low temperature environment and acquired specializations highly adapted to the specificities of their special environment. As climate change presses, the new environmental conditions will change ecosystems and test the limits of tolerance of these fishes. As part of the ongoing project “Notothenia” funded by the National Science and Technology of Portugal (FCT), the workshop brings together a group of experts in genomics and physiology:

  • to discuss and frame results in the context of ongoing research on Antarctic Fish Physiology, Adaptation and Climate Change 
  • to identify knowledge gaps and future research directions on Antarctic fish physiology  
  • to promote interdisciplinary and international collaboration