17
Feb

18
Feb
Uppsala

Nordic embryo workshop 2021: Embryo production technologies – comparative between species, including humans

Most welcome to the Nordic embryo workshop 2021, digitally via Zoom! Focus for this years meeting will be: Embryo production technologies – comparative between species, including humans

Venue: via Zoom (more information will be sent to those who register)

Register to: cru@slu.se deadline for registration 10th of February. Please include which focus group you are interested to participate in.

Contact: Ylva Sjunnesson, ylva.sjunnesson@slu.se

The meeting is hosted by the Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala (CRU) and two research platforms at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, "Developmental Biology" and "Cells for Life".

Facts
Time: 2021-02-17 - 2020-02-18
City: Uppsala
Programme

Programme 17th February

12:15 Welcome and introduction (organizers)

12:20 Short report from activities after last year’s meeting. Poul Hyttel, Lotte Strøbech, Denmark

12:35 Presentation of a draft for organization of the Nordic Embryo Group (organizers)

12:45 Short update lecture: Large offspring syndrome (LOS) – what is going on today? Poul Hyttel, Denmark

13:00 Break

13:10 Current status of embryo research and application on the animal side, Sweden

13:40 Break

13:50 Current status of embryo research and application on the human side: objective scoring methods for oocytes and embryos, Jan Holte, Sweden

14:20 Coffee break

14:50 Current status of embryo research and application, Finland

15:20 Break

15:30 Current status of embryo research and application, Norway, Anette Krogenaes, Karolien Desmet and Marja Mikkola

16:00 Break

16:10 Current status of embryo research and application, Denmark

16:40 – 17:10  Break and discussion

Programme 18th February

9:00 Welcome and introduction to discussion groups

9:10 Discussion in focus groups (take short notes):

  • Group A: Genetic/epigenetic/molecular analyses of embryos
  • Group B: Improvement of non-invasive scoring methods for oocytes and embryos
  • Group C: Embryo transfer and follow up of offspring
  • Group D: Specific species (subgroups if enough participants)
  • Group E: Discussion of the draft of organization of the Nordic Embryo group
  • Group F: Open for suggestions, please contact organizers

9:40 Coffee break

10:00 Continued discussion in focus groups and compile short notes for how we could proceed

10:30 Break

10:40 Each group present the main points from their discussions and suggestions for the way forward. General discussion with all participants.

11:10 Break

11:20 Discussion and final decision on first layout of the Nordic Embryo group and election of board members.

11:50 Summary and conclusion + invitation to next year (Sweden? Finland?). The organizers will try to compile the notes from the workshop and distribute to all participants (and those interested) after the meeting.

12:00 End of WS


Contact

Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala, CRU
P.O. Box 7054, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46 18-67 21 74, E-mail: cru@slu.se