FINAL CONFERENCE "Animal reproduction, technology and welfare"

Start: 03.12.2018 08:00
End: 04.12.2018 18:00

Kreutzwaldi 1 Tartu

We are delighted to invite you to the final conference of the SEARMET project titled "Animal reproduction, technology and welfare".

The conference venue is the main hall of Estonian University of Life Sciences (Kreutzwaldi 1, Tartu 51006).

The event is free, but registration is required. 

You can register at


We are more than happy to present Christopher Proudfoot as a speaker at our final conference.

Chris Proudfoot is a research fellow at The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh. He started his academic career with a BSc in Biochemistry-Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen, before completing a PhD in Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow studying DNA repair and recombination in trypanosomes. His first postdoctoral position involved a move from parasitology to molecular genetics where he was involved in the generation of site specific recombinases for genome engineering applications. He then moved from Glasgow to Edinburgh to join the group of Bruce Whitelaw in 2011 where initial work was aimed at the generation of trypanosome resistant boran cattle using cloning technologies. In recent years the focus of his work has centred on the generation of genome modified livestock, particularly utilizing genome editors, with an aim to improve disease resistance or the generating models of human diseases. Chris has experience of producing genome edited animals through the direct injection of ZFNs, TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9 into zygotes and was a member of the team that produced the first edited livestock using this method.


Please meet our next excellent speaker professor Pasqualino Loi, who will speak about latest news in nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells.

Professor Pasqualino Loi has 25 years of experience of male and female reproductive control in domestic and wild ruminants, including in vitro generation of embryos and all associated technologies (embryo freezing, embryo transfer, cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer). His current area of research is nuclear reprogramming and the epigenetic modification of DNA induced in early embryos by cloning and other in vitro manipulations. Since November 2000 he has a tenure track on animal physiology in University of Teramo (Italy). Professor Loi has a robust experience in coordinating research projects, both national and international. He has organized many national and international meeting and published 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His full resume can be found at