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The zebrafish is a small tropical fish that has become one of the favoured animal model systems for studying gene function during embryonic development.

One reason for this is that zebrafish embryos are completely transparent making them ideally suited for studying developmental processes as they occur.

On this site, you will be able to learn about the wide range of research projects at UCL that use fish embryos and see many beautiful images and movies from these projects. We appreciate that not all our visitors are trained scientists and so we have Public Outreach pages that help to explain what we do and what we find.

You can learn more about research with zebrafish at UCL by going to our research introduction page or to the publication summaries pages.


The UCL Fish Facility houses hundreds of lines of fish for the many investigators at UCL using zebrafish for their research

The British Zebrafish Community Line Database

Rules and regulations


The primary aim of our research group is to elucidate the mechanisms that underlie the development of the vertebrate forebrain. We study the processes by which cells and tissues take shape, the signalling pathways that control cell migration and allocation of cell identity, the formation of neural circuits and the development of behaviour

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