1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Keynote Session: Fertility Preservation and Modulators at the Maternal-Fetal Interface
Francesca Soncin (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Gurbet Karahan (Research Institute, McGill University Health Centre, Canada)
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Richard Anderson (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) "Fertility Preservation: Developments and Challenges"
3:30 pm - 3:35 pm
3:35 pm - 3:55 pm
Margaret Petroff (Michigan State University, USA) "Maternal Immune Tolerance in Pregnancy: Mom, Dad Multitasking"
3:55 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pathways from Gametogenesis to Pregnancy
Roseanne Rosario (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) and Klementina Fon Tacer (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Marie-Charlotte Dumargne (McGill University, Canada) "'Capture' of Environmental Sensors Present in the Human Sperm DNA Methylome of Obese Men"
5:45 pm - 5:50 pm
5:50 pm - 6:05 pm
Andrew Kelleher (University of Missouri, USA) "Uterine Glands Coordinate On-Time Embryo Implantation and Impact Endometrial Decidualization for Pregnancy Success"
6:05 pm - 6:10 pm
6:10 pm - 6:25 pm
Paula Vergaro (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain) "Transcriptional Analysis of the Interaction Between the Trophoblast and the Uterine Epithelium: An
In Vitro Model of Human Implantation"
6:25 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Kathryn Grive (Cornell University, USA) "Genetic Regulatory Mechanisms Critical for Mammalian Germline Stem Cell Identity and Differentiation"
6:45 pm - 6:50 pm
6:50 pm - 7:05 pm
Valentina Di Nisio (University of L'Aquila, Italy) "Major Endocannabinoid-Binding Receptors Are Differentially Modulated During Oocyte Meiotic Maturationd"
7:05 pm - 7:10 pm
7:10 pm - 7:25 pm
Ron Hadas (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) "Trophectoderm Production of Hyaluronan: A Perquisite for Blastocyst Attachment in Mice"
7:25 pm - 7:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
New Tools to Study Mammalian Reproduction
Elizabeth Bromfield (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Constantine Simintiras (University College Dublin, Ireland)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Chun-Wei Feng (The University of Queensland, Australia) "Understanding the Regulation of Stra8: From
In Vitro Promoter Bashing to In Vivo Modelling Using CRISPR Editing in Mice"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Karen Kilcoyne (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) "Development of a Single-Injection Non-Surgical Sterilant via Androgen Receptor Targeting"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Kelsey Quinn (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) "Significance of Adrenomedullin Signaling and Pinopodes During Endometrial Receptivity"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Charlotte Douglas (The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom) "Utilising Genome Editing to Control the Sex Ratio of Offspring"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:35 am
Margeaux Wetendorf (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) "Supra-Physiological Adrenomedullin Induction by Cigarette Smoke Delays Placental and Embryonic Development"
10:35 am - 10:40 am
10:40 am - 10:55 am
Yvonne Clarkson (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) "Isolation of Putative Oogonial Stem Cells by a NANOG SmartFlare RNA Detection Probe and Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting"
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: New Challenges for the Scientific Community
In these days of political uncertainty, scientists should learn how to deal with the new challenges that we have to face as a community. What can we improve? How can we change things? The session will have a panel of two scientists with experience in the political side of science. The talks will lead to an open discussion where everybody will be able to raise their concerns and suggestions.
Pablo Hurtado Gonzalez (Ovid Research Company, USA) and Jacinta Martin (University of Newcastle, Australia)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Bernard Jégou (INSERM, France) "Of Mice and Men"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Jon Oatley (Washington State University, USA) "Tribulations and Successes of a Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit Career in Reproductive Sciences"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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