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Hands on Vitrification

Dr. Yona Barak

25 September 2010

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You are invited to join the hands-on workshop organized by
Dr. Amir Arav and Dr. Yona Barak
In conjunction with COGI Congress in Berlin

Thursday, November 4, 2010
at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Address: Alfred-Kowalke-Strasse 17, D-10315 Berlin

The workshop will introduce the participants to vitrification of oocytes and embryos in open and closed system in slush of LN2.


Please click on attachment below for registration form



Principles on Vitrification of Oocytes and Embryos
Amir Arav, DVM PhD

Clinical Results of Human Oocytes Vitrification
Yona Barak, PhD

Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos in Wild Animals
Joseph Saragusty, DVM PhD

Overview on research of Zoo and Wildlife reproduction
Thomas B. Hildebrandt, DVM PhD




Hands-on Vitrification of Oocytes/Embryos


During the session the participants will be introduced to the following:
* Usage of various devices of open and closed systems (as: Cryoleaf; CBS closed system, Cryopette) for the vitrification of oocytes/embryos 

* The usage of slush (VitMaster) and irradiation of LN

* Cryo-microscope as a tool for the evaluation of vitrification outcome

* Trouble shooting during cooling and warming


COGI Opening Lectures and Cocktails at the Maritim Hotel

Our main goal is not only technical teaching, but mainly understanding the process of vitrification

 so that the participants will be able to establish it in their own labs and do troubleshooting.


Participation at the Workshop & Hands-on: November 4, 2010 _ € 1,500

Participation at the Workshop & COGI Congress, November 4-7, 2010 _ € 2,000

Workshop registration fees include: participation in the Vitrification of Oocytes and Embryos Workshop & Hands-on, participation in

scientific sessions of the 13th COGI Congress, Congress bag, program and abstract book, all printed material of the Congress, invitation to

the Welcome Reception, coffee breaks, lunch on Thursday, buffet lunch on Friday and Saturday, certificate of attendance.

Please note: Places are limited and acceptance will be on a first come first serve basis upon receipt of payment.

Those who are interested can send their contact details to Amir or to my email:

 ; or to Mrs Ruth Yahav :  (Or fill up the attached form and send it to Ruth)

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