Great news from Sheffield

Rafaela Konstantinidi an undergraduate research student in my group at Sheffield has had her research project selected for presentation at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) on 12-13 April 2018. The project is entitled 'Investigating how the presence of spermatozoa alters the secretion of extracellular vesicles by cultured porcine oviductal epithelial cells in an in vitro model of the female reproductive tract'. Good luch for future investigations Rafaela!

Exchange PhD student Monika Dovenska

The University of Life Sciences and the Chair of Animal Breeding and Biotechnology Institute of Veterinary are welcoming Monika Dovenska Monika Dovenska was born in 1986 in Kumanovo, Macedonia, where she finished primary and high school.  In 2012 she got her DVM title at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb in Croatia. Since 2013 she has been employed at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Skopje, University „Ss. Cyril and Methodius“ in Macedonia as young researcher at the Department of Functional Morphology  which is part of the Institute for Reproduction and Biomedicine, where she also started her PhD studies. She is an assistant in t...

The University of Sheffield research group attended the UK Extracellular Vesicles Forum

The University of Sheffield research group attended the UK Extracellular Vesicles Forum on 12 December 2017. The abstract presented was titled "Investigating whether the presence of spermatozoa alters the secretion of extracellular vesicles by cultured porcine oviductal epithelial cells in an in vitro model of the female reproductive tract".  Rafaela Konstantinidi was awarded SURE Student Researcher of the Year 2018. Many congratulations!

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“.