Killifish in Aging Research

The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Psalm 90v10

For more information concerning research involving killifish, visit Jean Huber's

This site is dedicated to my research only. My research involves the annual killifish Nothobranchius furzeri and the biology of its development and aging. This research is a spin-off a project started by Dr. Allesandro Cellerino at the Istituto di Neuroscienze del CNR, Pisa Italy and the Scuola Normale Superiore (also in Pisa Italy). Dr. Cellerino now continues his research in Jena Germany at the Leibniz Institute for Aging Research. Dr. Cellerino maintains a website through the Leibniz Institute as well as Nothobranchius Information Center. My research is an Investigation of neurodevelopment, degeneration and polyphenol induced neuroprotection in Nothobranchius furzeri (HTM or PDF).

For more information I can be contacted at killires at freeshell dot org.


You can contribute to killifish research by bidding on my auctions on (seller name: killiresearch). Research is currently funded by Dr. Dirk Lang of the UCT Medical School Department of Human Biology, Division of Cell Biology and the NRF as well and an anonymous benefactor.


Genade, T.; Benedetti, M.; Roncaglia, P.; Cattaneo, A. & Cellerino. (2005) Annual fishes of the genus Nothobranchius as a model system for ageing research. Aging Cell 4:223-233.

Valenzano, D.R.; Terzibasi, E.; Genade, T.; Cattaneo, A.; Domenici, L. and Cellerino, A. (2006) Resveratrol prolongs lifespan and retards the onset of age-related markers in a short-lived vertebrate. Current Biology 16(3):296-300.

Genade, T. (2005) Laboratory manual for culturing N. furzeri. Nothobranchius information center,

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