Maternal recognition of pregnancy in the horse: are miRNAs the secret messengers?

01 October 2013 → 14 August 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Genetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
horse systems biology pregnancy
Project description

The concept ‘maternal recognition of pregnancy’ (MRP) refers to the physiological events leading to the maintenance of gestation. In the horse, the signal for MRP remains a big mystery, despite several decades of elaborate research. Our general objective is to unravel embryo-maternal communication in the horse through a holistic approach using high-throughput systems biology (transcriptomics-miRNomics-proteomics).