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: firstname.lastname@example.org deadline for registration 10th of February. Please include which focus group you are interested to participate in.
Contact: Ylva Sjunnesson, email@example.com
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".
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
13:10 Current status of embryo research and application on the animal side, Sweden
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
15:30 Current status of embryo research and application, Norway, Anette Krogenaes, Karolien Desmet and Marja Mikkola
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
10:40 Each group present the main points from their discussions and suggestions for the way forward. General discussion with all participants.
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