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Announcement: Admission Open 2024 for MSc ( Clinical Embryology & Pre Implantation Genetics)

Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology 12 July 2024
Admission Open 2024 for MSc ( Clinical Embryology & Pre Implantation Genetics)

Affiliated to the University of Mysore
MSc (Clinical Embryology & Pre-implantation Genetics)
Admission open for 2024 Batch ( HURRY UP)LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology (ASPIER) is one of the leading teaching Institutes in the world in the field of Clinical Embryology with state-of-the-art facilities and well experienced faculty with years of teaching experience.

ASPIER’s focus is to create world class embryologists with strong foundation in clinical embryology and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and is the only institute  that offers MSc in Clinical Embryology in combination with pre-implantation genetics diagnosis with 100% placement 

ASPIER operates from an exclusive facility with classrooms, practical halls and administrative areas in separate floors. Air-conditioned classrooms have audio-visuals with individual comfortable seating 

ASPIER library has a serene atmosphere with several books and journals to keep up to date with the recent developments.

 

B.Sc (Science)                                                                                                                                              MBBS
BDS
BAMS
BHMS
Pharmacy
  Any other equivalent degree                                                                                                                         B.Sc Nursing                                                                                                                                                 BVSc 
 Dairy
 Fishery Engineering with Science (Biotechnology and Life science related)

For application form and prospectus
Email: [email protected]                                                                                                                 Website : www.embryologytraining.com                                                                                                           Contact: 9108849758 


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News: ART & Embryology training program

Chennai Fertility Center and Research Institute 02 July 2024
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News: ART & Embryology training program

Chennai Fertility Center and Research Institute 02 July 2024
ART & Embryology training program

Training Batch Schedule August 2024  

  • August = 05th to 19th 2024

The International School of Embryology a unit of Chennai Fertility Centre and Research Institute was established to offer training in Advanced Reproductive Techniques and Embryology for clinicians and embryologists. It will help them to know in-depth knowledge and have good hands-on training. The members of our teaching faculty aim to bring Clinician and Embryologists to the highest level of knowledge about Assisted Reproductive Technology and practical capability.

Our courses cover basics in Andrology, Embryology, ICSI & Cryosciences (Hands-on).

Limited Seats. For admission Contact  9003111598 / 8428278218 


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News: ART & Embryology training program

Chennai Fertility Center and Research Institute 02 July 2024
ART & Embryology training program

Training Batch Schedule August 2024  

  • August = 05th to 19th 2024

The International School of Embryology a unit of Chennai Fertility Centre and Research Institute was established to offer training in Advanced Reproductive Techniques and Embryology for clinicians and embryologists. It will help them to know in-depth knowledge and have good hands-on training. The members of our teaching faculty aim to bring Clinician and Embryologists to the highest level of knowledge about Assisted Reproductive Technology and practical capability.

Our courses cover basics in Andrology, Embryology, ICSI & Cryosciences (Hands-on).

Limited Seats. For admission Contact  9003111598 / 8428278218 


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Webinar: DATA DRIVEN

International IVF Initiative 29 June 2024
DATA DRIVEN

3pm EST/ 8pm UK/ 9pm CET, Tuesday 2nd July, 2024.

Moderators:
Andrew Thomson, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Radhika Kakulavarapu

Presenters:
Dr. Alejandro Chavez Badiola “AI consequences”
Kindly sponsored by IVF 2.0

John Whitney " Using data to facilitate compliance in Cryostorage”
Kindly sponsored by CooperSurgical

Dr. Christine Allen "Overcoming the Tower of Babel: Fusion of technologies for streamlined laboratories"
Kindly sponsored by Reproductive Laboratory Services

Q and A

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News: Significant Decline in Sperm Motility Among Danish Sperm Donors

IVF.net Newsdesk 24 June 2024

A recent study has revealed a significant decline in sperm motility among men applying to be sperm donors at a prominent Danish sperm bank, Cryos International. The study, conducted from 2017 to 2022, observed a notable decrease in both motile sperm concentration and total motile sperm count (TMSC), shedding light on potential implications for human fertility and sperm donor recruitment.

The research analyzed semen samples from 6758 donor candidates aged 18 to 45, collected at sperm bank locations in Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen, and Odense. Despite minor year-to-year variations in semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count, a significant decline in motile sperm concentration and TMSC was evident from 2019 to 2022. Specifically, motile sperm concentration decreased by 16%, and TMSC declined by 22%.

This decline in semen quality among donor candidates is concerning, as motile sperm concentration is a crucial selection criterion for sperm donor acceptance due to its impact on fertility. The study controlled for variables such as age, donation site, and average monthly high temperature, ensuring the reliability of the findings. Notably, the observed decline coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that changes in lifestyle during this period may have influenced sperm quality.

The study also examined data from 1839 accepted donors who provided multiple semen samples during the same period. The results were consistent with the donor candidate data, showing similar trends in declining sperm motility. This decline was observed in both grade A and grade B sperm, indicating an overall reduction in the population of motile sperm rather than a decrease in sperm swimming speed.

These findings underscore the importance of continuous monitoring of semen quality in populations of sperm donors. Gathering health and lifestyle data on donor candidates could help identify causal factors for the decline in sperm quality, potentially leading to personalized interventions to optimize ejaculate quality. This research has significant implications for those involved in medically assisted reproduction and highlights the need for further investigation into the external factors affecting sperm motility.


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Webinar: HOW WE OPERATE

International IVF Initiative 16 June 2024
HOW WE OPERATE

3pm ET/ 8pm UK/ 9pm CET, Tuesday 25th June, 2024.
This webinar is kindly sponsored by Future Fertility

Moderators:
Sharon Corcoran and Dr. Catello Scarica
Panelist: Jullin Fjeldstad

Presenters:
Dr. Dan Nayot “AI anxiety”
Dr. Jason Swain “IVF staffing”
Prof. Mara Simopoulou “The role of oocyte morphology in preimplantation embryo development”

Q and A

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News: Father's Diet Before Conception Influences Children's Health

IVF.net Newsdesk 12 June 2024

Recent research from Helmholtz Munich and the German Center for Diabetes Research reveals that fathers' diets and overweight status can impact their children's health even before conception. These findings highlight the importance of a healthy diet for men planning to become fathers, suggesting that a father's nutritional habits can play a crucial role in reducing the risk of their children developing conditions such as obesity and diabetes later in life.

Impact of Paternal Diet on Children's Health

Dr. Raffaele Teperino, head of the "Environmental Epigenetics" research group at Helmholtz Munich, along with his team, explored the significant effects of paternal diet on children's health. Their research focused on small RNA molecules in sperm, known as mitochondrial tRNA fragments (mt-tsRNAs), which are pivotal in the inheritance of health traits by regulating gene expression.

Using data from the LIFE Child cohort, which includes over 3,000 families, the analyses showed a significant correlation between the father's body weight and the weight of their children, as well as their susceptibility to metabolic diseases. This influence was found to be independent of other factors such as the mother's weight, genetic predispositions, or environmental conditions.

Verification through Animal Studies

To validate their findings, the research team conducted a series of experiments using mice. Mice were fed a high-fat diet, which had a greater fat content than a normal diet, to observe the effects on their reproductive organs, specifically the epididymis. The epididymis is a critical area in the male reproductive system where freshly formed sperm mature. The study found that sperm exposed to a high-fat diet in the epididymis resulted in offspring with an increased propensity towards metabolic diseases.

Further laboratory studies using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) demonstrated that mt-tsRNAs from sperm exposed to a high-fat diet significantly influenced gene expression in early embryos. This, in turn, affected the development and health of the offspring, supporting the hypothesis that acquired traits like diabetes and obesity could be transmitted through epigenetic mechanisms across generations.

Epigenetic Mechanisms and Generational Health

This study reinforces the idea that epigenetic mechanisms serve as a molecular bridge between the environment and the genome, affecting health traits across generations. Traditionally, epigenetic transmission was thought to occur primarily through the maternal line. However, this research highlights that paternal health and environmental factors, such as diet, also play a crucial role in this process.

Preventive Health Care for Prospective Fathers

The implications of these findings are profound, particularly for preventive health care. The research suggests that more attention should be given to the health and diet of men who plan to become fathers. Developing targeted health programs focusing on diet and lifestyle for these men could significantly reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes in their children.

Background: The Indirect Influence of Fathers

Mitochondria, often described as the powerhouses of the cell, have their own distinct DNA (mt-DNA) separate from the DNA in the cell nucleus. This mt-DNA is usually inherited from the mother. However, recent studies, including this one, show that sperm also carry fragments of mitochondrial RNA (mt-tsRNAs) into the egg during fertilization. These mt-tsRNAs play a crucial role in epigenetics by regulating gene expression in the early embryo. This regulation can indirectly influence the development and health of the offspring by modifying the activity of certain genes in the mitochondria. Therefore, fathers have an important, albeit indirect, influence on the genetic imprinting of mitochondria and the energy metabolism of their children.

This groundbreaking research underscores the need for a broader perspective on reproductive health, highlighting the significant role that paternal factors play in the health of future generations. By acknowledging and addressing these factors, we can take important steps towards improving preventive health measures for both men and their children.


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Webinar: Uninvited

International IVF Initiative 01 June 2024
Uninvited

UNINVITED

3pm ET/ 8pm UK/ 9pm CET, Tuesday 4th June, 2024.

Moderators
Edel Roche, Yaren Yilancilar and Giles Palmer

Presenters:
Dr. Kimball Pomeroy "IVF microbial contamination”

Matt Pettit "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"
A talk kindly sponsored by IMT Matcher

Dr. Lotte Stroebech "The role of embryo assays in ensuring media manufacturing quality"
A talk kindly sponsored by ARTSMedia Denmark

Q and A

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Announcement: Flexible courses to suit your circumstances at the University of Dundee

University of Dundee 01 June 2024
Flexible courses to suit your circumstances at the University of Dundee

Designed for professionals studying alongside their work, the University of Dundee introduced part-time online distance-learning courses in Clinical Embryology and IVF last year, expanding on their considerable experience in delivering full-time on-campus teaching in this subject area. 

To give you the maximum flexibility, you can choose to start off with a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits over 12 months), or a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits over 24 months) or go for the full Master's (180 credits over 36 months). You can also start off with the Certificate course, and if that works out well for you, you can continue on to complete the Diploma or full MSc. The courses are taught asynchronously, meaning you can learn when and where it suits you.

The courses will provide you with the wide-ranging education required to become a leader in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), including training in basic science, embryology, andrology, clinical and controversial issues and business management. You will also explore research in reproductive medicine, designing and undertaking your own project, joining a world-leading research team in reproductive medicine.

There will be a joint clinical and laboratory focus, due to our dynamic collaboration with a busy clinical ART centre at Ninewells Hospital (one of Europe’s largest University Hospitals). You will have the opportunity to observe various activities within our ART centre, including embryology procedures and following patient journey from initial scans through the entire ART process.

Courses start in August each year. Find out more: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/postgraduate/clinical-embryology-ivf-dl?utm_campaign=pgt-medicine&utm_medium=profile&utm_source=ivf.net


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