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Section Board for 'Animal Reproduction' (74)

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Dr. Roy Neville Kirkwood
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Swine Production Medicine, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, Roseworthy, SA 5371, Australia
Interests: swine herd management; sow reproductive management; pig health management; microbiome and pig performance
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Dr. Jim McFarlane
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Center for Bioactive Discovery in Health and Aging, School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia
Interests: reproductive physiology; ovarian follicular development; testicular function; reproductive endocrinology; nutrition; leptin
Dr. Raffaele Boni
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Department of Sciences, Campus Macchia Romana, University of Basilicata, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: gamete quality; in vitro fertilization; in vitro embryo production, superovulation, bovine, buffalo, ovarian follicle dynamics
Dr. Margherita Maranesi
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: veterinary endocrinology and animal reproductive physiology: corpus luteum; ovulation; reflex ovulation; ovulation-inducing factors; nerve growth factor; nitric oxide; prostaglandins; rabbit; sperm preservation methods (freeze drying); physiology of nutrition: fasting; obesity; cannabinoids; leptin; adipokines; apelin; resistin; polyunsaturated fatty acids; polyphenols
Prof. Dr. Gaia Cecilia Luvoni
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Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie per la Salute, la Produzione Animale e la Sicurezza Alimentare “Carlo Cantoni”, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria, 10, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: animal reproduction; theriogenology and biotechnology of reproduction in carnivores: assisted reproduction; cryopreservation of gametes and gonadal tissue; in vitro embryo production and ultrasonographic foetal biometry
Prof. Dr. Juanenrique Rodriguez
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Department Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E- 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: animal medicine and surgery; sperm motility; semen quality
Dr. Olga García-Álvarez
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SaBio IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), ETSIAM, Campus Universitario s/n, 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: sperm biology; fertility; wildlife; small ruminants; cryopreservation
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Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Kamiński
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Department of Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Oczapowskiego St. 1A. 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: reproduction; endocrinology; adipokines; uterus; HPG axis; ovaries; pig; neuropeptides
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Prof. Dr. Jane Margaret Morrell
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Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7054, SE-75007 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: sperm selection; chromatin damage; improved reproductive efficiency; alternatives to antibiotics in assisted reproduction; conservation biology
Prof. Dr. Brian Whitlock
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Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: reproductive physiology; reproductive systems; reproductive management and infertility
Dr. Fuko Matsuda
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Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
Interests: ruminant reproduction; goats; cattle; reproductive endocrinology; hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis; ovaries
Prof. Dr. Nancy Ing
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Department of Animal Science, Faculties of Genetics, Reproductive Biology, and Biotechnology, Texas A&M University, 400 Bizzell St, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: animal reproduction; hormones regulate gene expression in animal tissues; sheep uterus; animal pregnancy; estrogen receptor; stress hormone; stallion testes
Prof. Dr. Ewa Lukaszewicz
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Institute of Animal Breeding, Division of Poultry Breeding, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chełmońskiego 38c, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: domestic and wild bird reproduction, assessing and cryopreservation of avian semen, application of assisted reproduction, poultry production and management, bird hybridization
Prof. Dr. Sylvie Chastant-Maillard
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NeoCare, Université de Toulouse, ENVT, 23 Chemin des Capelles, Toulouse, France
Interests: reproduction; paediatrics; cat; dog; neonatalogy
Dr. Fulvio Gandolfi
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Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: animal reproduction
Dr. Jesús Dorado
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Veterinary Reproduction Group, Department of Medicine and Animal Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cordoba, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: sperm; equine; dogs; frozen-thawed; vitrification; sperm analysis; artificial insemination; embryos
Prof. Dr. Bartolomeo Biolatti
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Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: pathology; farm animals; reproductive pathology; growth promoter; biomarker
Prof. Dr. Robert Dailey
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Interests: animal reproduction; cattle; sheep; reproductive physiology
Dr. Raquel Romar
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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Murcia -Campus Mare Nostrum, 6 Murcia, Spain
Interests: oviductal cells; vitro fertilization; pigs cortical; gametes; embryos; fertilization; early embryo development
Dr. Carmen Matás
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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, International Excellence Campus for Higher Education and Research “Campus Mare Nostrum”, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: sperm capacitation; porcine IVF; sperm selection; porcine embryo production
Dr. Paul Dyce
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Department of Animal Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: In vitro fertilization; follicle development; oocyte health; fertility; connexin 43; embryo development; stem cells
Dr. Ramanathan K. Kasimanickam
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Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
Interests: cow; bull; fertility; population genomics; production medicine
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Interests: reproduction; assisted reproduction in wild animal species
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Dr. Lauro González-Fernández
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: sperm capacitation; sperm motility; acrosome reaction; kinases; protein tyrosine phosphorylation; mammalian sperm.
Prof. Dr. Luigi Avallone
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Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Naples Federico II, 80137 Naples, Italy
Interests: animal reproduction; fish; embryo
Dr. Jaana Peippo
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Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland
Interests: in vivo and in vitro embryo production; factors affecting oocyte and embryo quality; sex-related development in embryos; cryopreservation of embryos; embryo diagnostics (genomic selection in embryos, embryo transcriptomics); lipid metabolism in relation to reproduction; functional characterization of reproduction; species: cattle, sheep, reindeer, zebrafish
Prof. Dr. Jörg Aurich
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Department of Small Animals and Horses, Division of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology, Vetmeduni Vienna, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: comparative animal reproduction; pregnancy; obstetrics; gynecology; biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Jens Vanselow
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Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: reproductive biology; folliculogenesis; luteinization; gene regulation; epigenetic
Prof. Dr. Francisco Marco-Jimenez
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Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Animal, UniversitatPolitècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: reproduction; criopreservation; embryos; sperm; genomics; gene expression; epigenetics
Prof. Dr. Trish Berger
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Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: fertilization; sperm fertilizing ability; sertoli cells; male reproductive tract development; gametes
Prof. Dr. Anna Lange-Consiglio
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1. Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, 26900 Lodi, Italy
2. Reproduction Unit, Clinical-Veterinary and Zootechnical-Experimental Center of the University, University of Milan, 26900 Lodi, Italy
Interests: biologia cellulare; medicina rigenerativa; biotecnologie riproduttive
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Dr. Cristina Cuello
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, International Excellence Campus for Higher Education and Research “Campus Mare Nostrum”, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: reproductive biotechnologies; vitrification; embryo transfer; in vitro embryo production; reproduction and omics; embryo-maternal interactions
Prof. Dr. Goo Jang
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Laboratory of Theriogenology and Biotechnology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, the Research Institute of Veterinary Science, and BK21 PLUS Program for Creative Veterinary Science Research, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: theriogenology; in vitro produced embryo transfer; transgenesis; in vitro fertilization technologies; somatic cell nuclear transfer; prion mutant cow; genome editing technologies
Prof. Dr. María-Teresa Paramio
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Departament de ciencia Animal i Dels Aliments, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: goat; sheep; reproduction; oocyte competence; in vitro fertilization; embryo development; female fertility
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Neglia
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Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production (DMVPA), University of Naples Federico II, 80137 Naples, Italy
Interests: buffalo; goat; sheep; cattle; artificial insemination; reproduction; milk quality; meat quality
Dr. Sara Succu
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: ruminant reproduction; oocyte quality; embryo development; cryopreservation (oocytes, semen, embryos); in vitro culture; follicular dynamic; fertility
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Mossa
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: ovarian reserve; fertility; cattle; developmental programming
Prof. Dr. Pascal Froment
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Equipe GCR INRA–Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements-UMR INRA-CNRS (UMR 6175)-Université François Rabelais de Tours, 37380 Nouzilly, France
Interests: testi; metabolism; Sertol; spermatozoa
Dr. Luisa Bogliolo
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of SassariDepartment of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: assisted reproductive technologies; embryos development; oocyte and sperm storage; reproduction of sheep
Dr. Francisco A. García‑Vázquez
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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: pig; reproduction; assisted reproductive technologies; sperm function; artificial insemination
Dr. Roslyn Bathgate
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Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: reproduction; spermatozoa; cryopreservation; reproductive endocrinology; oestrus
Dr. Nathan Long
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Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: fetal programming; beef cattle nutrition; reproductive physiology; stress physiology; endocrinology
Prof. Dr. Johannes Kauffold
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Clinic for Ruminants and Swine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, An den Tierkliniken 29, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: pig reproductive; fertility control
Dr. Inmaculada Parrilla Riera
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Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery (Obstetrics and reproduction), Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Murcia, 30071 Murcia, Spain
Interests: animal genetics; domestic animal reproduction; domestic animal reproduction; pig reproductive biotechnologies
Prof. Dr. Olli A.T. Peltoniemi
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1. Helsinki One Health, University of Helsinki, Saarentaus, Finland
2. Department of Production Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Saarentaus, Finland
Interests: pig reproduction; dynamic relationship between animals and humans; One Health and Welfare;comparative animal reproduction; pregnancy; obstetrics, One Health reproduction interphase
Dr. Maria Grazia Palmerini
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Associate Professor of Human Anatomy, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: reproduction; infertility; assisted reproductive technology; cryopreservation; environmental pollutants; oocyte; ovarian follicles; spermatozoa; embryos; histology; electron microscopy
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Dr. Fiammetta Berlinguer
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: animal reproduction; ovary; ovarian follicles; oocyte; embryo development; cryopreservation (embryos, oocytes, and spermatozoa); semen quality; assisted reproduction techniques; pregnancy
Prof. Dr. Brenda M. Alexander
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Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Interests: reproductive behavior; reproduction; endocrinology; behavior
Dr. Daniela Bebbere
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: developmental biology; ovine and bovine reproduction; gene expression; epigenetics; oocytes; embryos; assisted reproductive technologies; cryopreservation
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Dr. Carles Soler

Department of Cellular Biology, Functional Biology and Physical Anthropology, University of Valencia, Campus Burjassot, C/Dr Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: sperm motility and kinematics; sperm morphology and morphometrics; CASA technology applications; DNA fragmentation; maturation and stability
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Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Exbrayat
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UMRS 449 “General Biology, Reproduction and Comparative Development”, Lyon Catholic University and EPHE, 69288 Lyon, France
Interests: reproduction; genital tracts; ovary; testis; sexual cycle; endocrine organs; apoptosis; fish; amphibians; reptiles; small mammals; invertebrates; history and philosophy of life sciences
Prof. Dr. Wojciech Niżański
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Department of Reproduction and Clinic of Farm Animals, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Science, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: animal andrology; assisted reproductive techniques; application aspects of biotechnology in reproduction; issues related to animal fertility; genetic causes of reproductive disorders; artificial insemination; gamete assessment using advanced techniques - computer analysis of sperm movement kinetics and flow cytometry in the evaluation of semen; cytological examination in animal reproduction
Prof. Dr. Fabio De Rensis
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Department of Veterinary Medical Science, University of Parma, 43121 Parma, Italy
Interests: mainly reproduction in cow and pig; the main topic are synchronization of oestrus and ovulation; heat stress and seasonal infertility
Prof. Dr. Christine Aurich
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Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer, Department for Small Animals and Horses, Vetmeduni Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: equine reproduction; gonadal function and dysfunction; early pregnancy; late pregnancy and parturition
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Prof. Dr. Salvatore Desantis
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Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO), University of Bari Aldo Moro, S.P. 62 per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano (Bari), Italy
Interests: glycan histochemistry; microarrays; histology; reproductive apparatus; digestive apparatus; stem cells
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Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Carcangiu
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Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: seasonal reproduction; melatonin; milk yield; sheep
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Prof. Dr. Sang-Hwan Hyun
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Laboratory of Veterinary Embryology and Bio-technology (VETEMBIO), Veterinary Medical Center and College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 28644, Korea
Interests: assisted reproductive technology; reproductive biology
Dr. Leslie A. MacLaren
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Department of Animal Science & Aquaculture, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS, Canada
Interests: nutritional physiology; ruminant reproduction; stress physiology; immunochemistry; applied metabolomics
Dr. Mats H.T. Troedsson
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Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Interests: equine; reproduction; immunology; endometritis; placentitis
Dr. Francesca Maradonna
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Dipartimento Scienze della Vita e dell’Ambiente, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: fish reproduction; metabolic disorders; gametogenesis; epigenetic mechanisms
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Dr. Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes
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Departamento de Produccion y Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, C/ Tirant lo Blanc, 7. Alfara del Patriarca, 46115-Valencia, Spain
Interests: developmental programming; environmental effects; embryo; foetus; genetic and epigenetic regulation; prenatal and postnatal development
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Dr. Giuseppe Stradaioli
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Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences (DI4A), University of Udine, Udine, Italy
Interests: animal reproduction; dairy science; reproductive medicine; dairy; animal science; reproductive biology; assisted reproductive technology; reproductive endocrinology; cattle; ovary; veterina
Prof. Dr. Alberto Maria Luciano
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Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety Reproductive and Developmental Biology Lab, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: reproductive biology; developmental biology; ovary; follicle; Oocyte; embryo; assisted reproductive technologies; animal reproduction; fertility
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Prof. Dr. Reinhold J. Hutz
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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
Interests: reproductive biology; endocrinology; toxicology; dioxins; environmental endocrine disruptors; nanoparticles; ovary
Dr. Igor Frederico Canisso
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Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61802, USA
Interests: equine reproduction
Dr. David W. Miller
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College of Science, Health, Engineering & Education, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: on-farm and supply-chain welfare indicators; nutritional strategies to reduce stress; qualitative behavioural assessment; new technologies for welfare monitoring; impact of handling conditions and novel environments on stress
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Dr. Eva Bussalleu
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Department of Biology, University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain), Girona, Spain
Interests: boar reproduction; semen; bacteria; cryopreservation; sperm quality; antibiotics; antimicrobial peptides; artificial insemination
Dr. Flavia Pizzi
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Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA), National Research Council (CNR), 26900 Lodi, Italy
Interests: animal genetic resources; conservation; cryobanks; reproductive biotechnologies
Dr. Manuel Álvarez-Rodríguez
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Department of Biomedical & Clinical Sciences (BKV), Linköping University, SE-58185 Linköping, Sweden
Interests: sperm biology; oxidative stress; seminal plasma; sperm chromatin; flow cytometry; sperm motility; ruminants reproduction; boar reproduction
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Prof. Dr. Víctor Hugo Parraguez Gamboa
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Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago 8820000, Chile
Interests: effects of hypoxia and oxidative stress on reproduction and fetal and newborn growth and development
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Prof. Dr. Mário Binelli
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Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, PO Box 110910, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: beef cattle; puberty; ovary; uterus; oviduct; endometrium; progesterone; early pregnancy; luteolysis; embryo
Prof. Dr. Joaquín Gadea
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Department of Physiology, International Excellence Campus for Higher Education and Research “Campus Mare Nostrum” and Institute for Biomedical Research of Murcia (IMIB-Arrixaca), University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: animal reproduction; fertility; sperm assestment; gene editing
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Dr. Jose L. Estrada
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Department of Surgery-Transplantation, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
Interests: xenotransplantation; animal reproduction and genetics; SCNT-cloning; embryo transfer; genetics
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Dr. Rosa María García-García
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Department of Physiology, Veterinary Faculty, Complutense University, Avda Puerta de Hierro s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: embryo; oocyte; follicle; female; ovulation; growth factors; nutrition; hormones; animal reproduction; rabbit
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