First female calf in Estonia born from the OPU technology
 

First cow calf in Estonia born from the OPU technology Risto Mets / translated and photo by Andri Küüts   On January 27th, a new cow calf was born. She looks and acts like any other newborn calf. But what is special about her is the way she was brought into this world.  It is the first cow calf in Estonia who's derived from the OPU technology by grafting the egg from a live animal by extraction, cultivation and embryo transfer method. With this kind of experiments our veterinary scientists want to develop a service for the extraction of bovine embryos in order to intensify cooperation between researchers and practitioners and to improve the competitiveness of t...

Celebrating the new year of 2018 with the birth of a calf

EMÜ is proud to announce the birth of our OPU and in vitro produced calf. We want to thank Rahinge farm and also the hard working staff of our embryo lab and veterinarians! Happy New Year!

Researchers from EMÜ introduced their field of study to high school students

Marilin Ivask gave a talk in Kiviõli I High school about "Kloonimine ehk mida EMÜ embrüolaboris tehakse". Elina Mark visited Jõhvi Gymnasium and gave a talk about "Sigimise biotehnoloogiad loomakasvatuses". Monika Nõmm supervised a hands on curse for in vitro embryo production to the students from Ülenurme Gymnasium.  

Elina Mark started supervising two students

We are happy to announce that PhD student Elina Mark from EMU has been starting to supervise a third year bachelor student Hanna Raidvere with the topic of „Different effects of vitrification media on bovine embryo cryopreservation“. Elina is also supervising Pihla Teppo on her thesis about „Oocyte quality and donor animal healt“.

Ülle Jaakma and Lotte Strøbech in the Baltic Science Network transnational seminar on 16th November 2017

We are happy to announce that Lotte Strøbech from the University of Copenhagen and Ülle Jaakma from the Estonian University of Life Sciences had an opportunity to introduce SEARMET achievements in the Baltic Science Network transnational seminar: New Tools for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Research and Innovation Programmes. Baltic Science Network transnational seminar took place in Tallinn, Art museum of Estonia/ Kumu on November 16th 2017. The aim of the transnational seminar was to gather input for policy measures which would help to increase participation of moderate innovators in research and innovation initiatives in the European Research Area (includi...

EMU is hosting an exchange student from Portugal
 

Monika Nõmm from EMU is supervising an exchange student Aya Khaled Mahdy from the University of Açores, Department of Agrarian Sciences, Portugal. The topic of her master thesis is the „Effect of cortisol on bovine oocytes maturation and further embryonic development after in vitro fertilization“.

PhD-course “Hands on course in Bovine in vitro embryo production and related technologies, including gene editing” in UCPH

The enrollment deadline for the PhD-course “Hands on course in Bovine in vitro embryo production and related technologies, including gene editing” in the University of Copenhagen was on the October 1st 2017.

Marilin Ivask had a poster presentation at the COST Action Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models (SALAAM) Conference
 

Marilin Ivask had a poster presentation at the COST Action Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models (SALAAM) on September 28th-29th 2017 in Halle (Saale), DE. The title of her presentation was „Biopsed Embryo Survival After Vitrification“

AETE Conference in Bath, UK from the 8th - 9th of September

Lotte Strøbech from UCPH participated in AETE Conference in Bath, UK from the 8th - 9th of September with a workshop on bovine in vitro fertilization. Next AETE 34th Scientific meeting will take place in Nantes, France from the 7th to the 8th of September 2018. Save the date!