01 January 2011 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
- Animal biology
Agricultural and food sciences
- Agricultural animal production
- Veterinary medicine
equine embryo oviductal cells horse oviduct embryomaternal interaction
Compared to in vivo, in vitro equine embryonic development is aberrant. We hypothesized that the lower vitality of the in vitro produced embryos is due to the missing dialogue between the embryo and the maternal genital tract. To mimick this dialogue in a validated in vitro model, we will culture embryos with oviductal cells. This model creates opportunities for further research topics.