“Fertility preservation: From stallion spermatozoa to rhinoceros oocytes” (Dr Aleona Swegen, NDWRH)
The first recorded instance of artificial insemination (AI), incidentally in the horse, dates back to 1322 and the intriguing story of an Arab sheikh and his rival’s superior stallion. Scientists have been working on improving AI and sperm preservation techniques ever since. Preservation of both male and female gametes can alleviate infertility, improve livestock genetics, and even save endangered species. In this seminar I will discuss some of my previous work with the horse breeding industry in Australia, using molecular strategies to solve clinical problems, and introduce our new project at NDWRH looking at preserving female fertility in the critically endangered rhinoceros.
Date: 29 October 2019, 13:00 (Tuesday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: John Radcliffe Women's Centre, Headington OX3 9DU
Venue Details: The Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3
Speaker: Dr Aleona Swegen (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health
Organiser: Dr Jen Southcombe (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Susie Barber