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International Winter School „Molecular Biology in Animal Sciences“ taking place on November 13th -17th 2017 in Tartu, Estonia

We are happy to invite you to participate in international winter school „Molecular Biology in Animal Sciences“ taking place on November 13th -17th 2017 in Tartu, Estonia. The first three days of the programme will take place in the Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu (SIME building, Ravila 14b, Tartu). The programme on 16th and 17th of November will take place in the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences (Kreutzwaldi 62
Tartu). The main organizers of the winter school are Graduate School in Biomedicine and Biotechnology and Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine through Estonian University of Life Sciences ASTRA programme „Value-chain based bio-economy“, Transgeno ERA Chair project team from the University of Tartu and SEARMET project from the Estonian University of Life Sciences. 

The winter school will introduce participants to different methods for studying animal models at the molecular level, especially as it pertains to reproduction. Lectures will include opportunities to gain hands-on-experience in using state of the art equipment such as CRISPR/Cas9 genomic and epigenomic editing and Affymetrix microarray equipment.  Participants will also be given guidance on how to process and interpret the data generated from many of these methods and how they can be translated between subdisciplines.

The lecturers of the winter school are from the partner universities of Transgeno ERA Chair and SEARMET projects such as University of Tartu and University of Copenhagen from Denmark. Scientists from the University of Teramo from Italy, and Tallinn University of Technology give also their contribution.

Organizers: Graduate School in Biomedicine and Biotechnology and Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine through Estonian University of Life Sciences ASTRA programme,  H2020 project "Scientific Excellence in Animal Reproductive Medicine and Embryo Technology" (SEARMET, No 692299) and H2020 project „The ERA Chair for Translational Genomics and Personalized Medicine“ (Transgeno, Nr 668989).

Additional information: Prof. Ülle Jaakma, Ylle.Jaakma@emu.ee

SEARMET project assistant Hemminki Otstavel, hemminki.otstavel@emu.ee

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!

UCPH will start a new project EliteOva in December 2017

The collaboration agreement for EliteOva have been finalized. EliteOva, which is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and it aims to combine and optimize In vitro production and genomic selection of bovine embryos. The project will be initiated in December 2017.