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. The ISFE will foster all studies aiming at elucidating basic mechanisms of hormone action in any fish model. The ISFE will promote research in conventional models and favor the emergence of new model species for both basic and applied research.

The ISFE website will provide a platform for communication between members of the community. All are encouraged to provide relevant information to: olivier.kah@uni-rennes1.fr.

Through the ISFE meetings and symposia, and participation in meetings of sister societies, the ISFE will facilitate the exchange of ideas and collaborations among scientists worldwide.

In particular, the Society 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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