Project

Long-term effects of signaling molecules during bovine oocyte maturation in vitro: from research to clinical practice

Duration
15 November 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary embryology
    • Veterinary reproduction and obstetrics
Keywords
Bovine in vitro embryo production (IVP) Oocyte maturation Oocyte / Embryo quality Signaling molecules Epigenetics
 
Project description

Bovine embryos produced in vitro are transferred to a cow, resulting in a calving percentage of 40% The goal of this project is to develop innovative methods to optimize the in vitro production protocol, focusing on oocyte maturation. We also aim to identify epigenetic instabilities caused by in vitro procedures by comparing in vitro-derived calves with their artificial insemination-derived siblings.