About ICISB 2019

The 4th International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology will be held from the 17th to the 20th November 2019 in The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK).

The theme of ICISB 2019 is ‘Beyond the genome: taking leaps forward in salmonid biology’ to reflect the recent staggering progress in genomic resource development and exploitation since the Atlantic salmon reference genome was published in 2016. The meeting provides an exciting opportunity for the international community to come together and showcase the breadth of current genome-enabled research in salmonid biology, ranging from fundamental questions in ecology, evolution and physiology to addressing the most pressing challenges for aquaculture and welfare. Edinburgh is a city full of historic personality blended with a young and active multiculturalism of people and industries. As a result of this, the city has a range of accommodation and sightseeing activities to suit all.

Local Organising Committee

Chair: Dr Dan Macqueen (middle)
The Roslin Institute

Prof. Ross Houston (left)
The Roslin Institute            

Prof. Sam Martin (right)
University of Aberdeen

The Local Organizing Committee is delighted to welcome you to Scotland for the 4th International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology (ICISB 2019) from the 17th to the 20th November 2019. We look forward to sharing and discussing recent findings with a vibrant salmonid research community. We are grateful to the International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG), for generously providing the core funding allowing the meeting. ICISB 2019 is the fourth in a series of ICISB meetings organized by the ICSASG, with the previous conferences held in 2012 (Oslo), 2014 (Vancouver) and 2016 (Puerto Varas).

It’s clearly an exciting time to be researching salmonid species, with the recent completion of the sequencing and assembly of multiple salmonid genomes. These and other genomic tools have enabled great leaps in our fundamental understanding of salmonid biology, in addition to many applications in aquaculture and conservation. A full breath of the most recent and exciting salmonid research findings are showcased in the programme, designed in partnership with the ICISB-4 international scientific committee. This includes speakers ranging from  established field leaders, to early career researchers and graduate students working on their first research project.

We look forward to seeing you in the lovely city of Edinburgh later this year, and giving you a taster of Scotland to go with your salmon!