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Hands on course in Bovine in vitro embryo production and related technologies, including gene editing
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3446-17-00-01 
Enrollment deadline: 01/10/2017
Date and time20.11.2017, at: 08:30 - 24.11.2017, at: 17:00
Regular seats16
Course fee10,080.00 kr.
LecturersLotte Strøbech
ECTS credits5.00
Contact personJan Ole Bertelsen Secher    E-mail address: jbsecher@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Understand and describe gamete development and maturation.
2. Understand and describe embryo development from fertilization until implantation (kinetics and morphology).
3. Understand, apply, analyze, and discuss in vitro culture condition and requirements.
4. Understand and use cryobiology (slow freeze and vitrification).
5. Understand and discuss how modern breeding programs can be improved by the use of cloning and genetic screening.
6. Understand and discuss how stem cell technologies and gene editing can be implemented in biomedical embryology

Content
Topics include
1. Collection of cumulus oocyte complexes (COC) from bovine slaughterhouse ovaries
2. Ultrasound-guided ovum pick up (OPU)
3. Oocyte maturation
4. Sperm preparation
5. Fertilization
6. Embryo culture
7. Embryo assessments
8. Cryopreservation
9. Stem cell technologies
10. Gene editing including CRISPR/Cas9
1,3,4,5,6,7,8, are hands on and 2,9,10 are theory

Participants
The course is intended for Ph.D. students of diverse educational backgrounds within natural science, who wish to gain insight into the state of art of general reproductive technologies and/or in cattle breeding.
Describe the target group of the course and required qualifications (if any) by the participating PhD students.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Herd and Population-oriented Research (HERD)
Veterinary and Animal Sciences
All graduate programmes

Language
English

Form
Lectures, one workshop and laboratory exercises

Course director
Lotte Stroebech, DVM, PhD, Affiliate Associate Professor,
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Mail: lotte.stroebech@etbiotech.com

Jan Secher, DVM, PhD, PostDoc, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Mail: jbsecher@sund.ku.dk

Teachers
Lotte Stroebech, DVM, PhD, Affiliate Associate Professor,
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Birthe Avery,MD, PhD, DVSc, Consultant at IVF BIOSCIENCE.

Hanna Grothmann, DVM, Director at Masterind, Germany

Lynn Frewer, Professor of Food & Society, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Kristine Freude, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Yonglun Luo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University

Cord Herbert Brakebusch, PhD, Professor, Section of Molecular Pathology BRIC, Københavns Biocenter, University of Copenhagen. PhD, Research consultant, Transgenic Core Facility, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Copenhagen.

Javier Martin Gonzalez, PhD, Research consultant, Transgenic Core Facility, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Copenhagen.

Poul Hyttel, DVM, PhD, DVS, Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Dates
20.11.2017 - 24.11.2017

Course location
University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Campus.

Registration
Please register before 1.10. 2017

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the established rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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