Biotechnology of reproduction

A.Y. 2017/2018
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
54
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The objective of this course is to provide scientific knowledge on in vitro embryo production, micromanipulation and cryoconservation of gametes and embryos. Information about clinical applications of these techniques for the treatment of infertility and for the improvement of reproductive performances of domestic animals are also provided. Students are also given instructions on culture of stem cells of extra-fetal origin and cloning.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Practicals: 36 hours
Lessons: 18 hours
Professors: Cremonesi Fausto, Luvoni Gaia Cecilia, Morselli Mariagiorgia
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
Lectures and Practices:
- In vitro systems of embryo production
- In vitro capacitation and selection of spermatozoa
- Equipment for micromanipulation of gametes and embryos
- Micromanipulation of gametes
- Micromanipulation of embryos
- Cryoconservation of gametes and embryos
- Superovulation and estrus synchronization
- Embryo transfer
- Application of micromanipulation in infertility treatment and for the improvement of reproductive performances in domestic animals
- Colture of stem cells of extra-fetal origin
- Cloning
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
- In vitro systems of embryo production
- In vitro capacitation and selection of spermatozoa
- Equipment for micromanipulation of gametes and embryos
- Micromanipulation of gametes
- Micromanipulation of embryos
- Cryoconservation of gametes and embryos
- Superovulation and estrus synchronization
- Embryo transfer
- Application of micromanipulation in infertility treatment and for the improvement of reproductive performances in domestic animals
- Colture of stem cells of extra-fetal origin
- Cloning
Lesson period
First semester
Lesson period
First semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi