AST Utrecht 2015

Annual Scientific Training 2015, Utrecht:
High Tech Enabling Methods
Date: 2nd-6th March, 2015
Venue: Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
March 2nd Martinus G. de Bruingebouw (Yalelaan 9): Room 0.019
08:45-09:00 Welcome and Introduction (Tom Stout and Paul Blank)
Animal models and bioinformatics
09:00-09:45 The impact of small RNAs on germ cells and the next generation (Rene Ketting)
09:45-10:30 Using equine embryo transfer to examine effects of disturbance during early pregnancy on conceptus development (Marta De Ruijter-Villani)
11.00-11.45 The consequences of post-partum negative energy balance on bovine oocyte and embryo quality (Hilde Aardema)
11.45-12.30 Correlation measures between epigenetic and gene expression data for health and disease states (Pietro Lio)
14.00-17.00 Practical workshops (90 minutes each)
“Large animal models for research into oocyte and embryo biology”
Station 1: Ultrasonography of bovine ovaries and ovum pick-up
Station 2: Hysteroscopy and non-surgical uterine flushing to recover embryos, conceptuses and uterine samples from mares
March 4th Martinus G. de Bruingebouw (Yalelaan 9): Room 1.069
Animal and in vitro models
09:00-09:45 Mouse models of accelerated ageing (Alain de Bruin)
09:45-10:30 Replacing animal experiments with in vitro and theoretical models (Bas Blaauboer)
11.00-11.45 Stem cells for functional recovery of liver disease (Bart Spee)
11.45-12.30 In vitro models for analysing gamete interaction (Heiko Henning)
March 5th Martinus G. de Bruingebouw (Yalelaan 9): Room 1.061
Reproductive biology in vitro
09:00-09:45 In vitro oocyte maturation and embryo production (Ann van Soom)
09:45-10:30 Use of reproductive cells in toxicology testing (Aldert Piersma)
11.00-11.45 Implementing the 3 ‘Rs’ in the planning of biological research (Harry Blom)
13.15-14.00 Developing an expression signature to predict outcome of IVF treatment (Frank Holstege)
14.00-17.00 Practical workshops (90 minutes each)
“In vitro gamete assessment and manipulation”
Station 1: Oocyte recovery, assessment and preparation for fertilization
Station 2: Semen analysis
March 6th Martinus G. de Bruingebouw (Yalelaan 9): Room 1.061
Biology of pluripotency
09:00-09:45 Biology of iPS / ES cells (Niels Geijsen)
09:45-10:30 Pluripotency in the light of the developmental hourglass (Ewart Kuijk)
11.00-11.45 Approaches to the study of pluripotency (Bas Brinkhof)
13.00-17.00 Practical workshops (Introduction and demonstrations)
Nieuw Gildesteijn – colloquium (room 201)
Confocal microscopy & Flow cytometry (Center for Cell Imaging)