Department: Animal Reproduction

GROUP: ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND PREIMPLANTATION EMBRYOLOGY IN BOVINE

Introduction:

Analyze the early embryonic development in vivo and in vitro in mammals. Determine the factors (media and culture systems in vitro or in vivo, using intermediate host) that affect embryo production, sex ratio and embryo quality, as measured by cryotolerance, gene expression and embryo transfer. Understanding the mechanisms that controls maternal-embryonic interactions. Formulate and develop seminal extender free of animal protein to avoid possible transmission of pathogens. Estrus synchronization, induction heat programs, timed AI in beef cattle. Establishing MOET groups for superovulation treatments, recipient’s synchronization and use of sexed semen. Studying factors responsible for infertility in dairy Cattle.

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  • Researcher contact: Dimitrios Rizos
  • Address: Avda. Puerta de Hierro, nº12, local 10. 28040 MADRID (España)
  • Telephone: 91 3474045
  • e-mail: drizos@inia.es

 

Laboratories and activities

 

1.  Preimplantation Embriology

(Dr. Dimitrios Rizos - drizos@inia.es)

2.  Assisted Reproduction

3. Molecular Embryology

(Dr. Alfonso Gutierrez Adan – agutierr@inia.es)

4.  Biochemistry

(Dr. Mª Concepción Borque Ibarra – borque@inia.es)