13th NYRA Meeting – SAVE THE DATES!

Registration Abstract submission 13th NYRA Meeting: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Due to the COVID-19 worldwide situation, for the health and safety of the attendees, the 13th NYRA Meeting has been postponed to next May 29th-30th, 2021 and will take place as a Virtual Meeting. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the young researcher community! Submitting your abstract is easy: Limit of words: 30 words for the Title, 300 words for the Abstract  Abstract must be written in Read more…

Complete spermatogenesis in intratesticular testis tissue xenotransplants from immature non-human primate

Boys receiving gonadotoxic treatment (e.g. chemo- or radiotherapy) before puberty face the possibility of being infertile when they reach adulthood due to the loss of germ cells. As mature spermatozoa are not present, the only fertility preservation strategy currently offered involves the cryopreservation of immature testis tissue (ITT) containing spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Auto-transplantation of cryopreserved ITT has the advantage of retaining SSCs within their niche, providing an optimal microenvironment, and is therefore a promising Read more…

SALF eCongress being held on January 21st 2021

Register here Join the upcoming eCongress of our new collaborating society SALF – the French and French speaking society of andrology. Besides many interesting sessions given in French language, they will host one international session with Profs. Agarwal and Esteves in English language. Registration for SALF members is free and only 30€ for non-members.

Tête-a-tête with Julie Cocquet

By Thomas Darde Julie Cocquet Julie Cocquet obtained her PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Université de Paris in 2006. After 5 years of postdoctoral research in Dr. Paul Burgoyne’s lab (MRC – National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK), she was recruited as a junior PI by Inserm in Daniel Vaiman s research unit at the Institut Cochin (Paris, France). Julie Cocquet’s group studies chromatin remodeling and gene regulation during spermiogenesis using mouse models Read more…

13th NYRA Meeting: COVID-19 Statement

By THOMAS DARDE 13th NYRA Meeting: COVID-19 Statement Due to the COVID-19 worldwide situation, for the health and safety of our attendees, the 13th NYRA Meeting has been postponed to next May 28th-30th, 2021. The event will be held in the same venue (Eden Roc Hotel, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain), preceding the rescheduled 21st European Testis Workshop. Save the dates! And stay tuned for further updates about the meeting and new opening of Read more…

Tête-a-tête with Nils Lambalk

By Tiina Lehtiniemi The man in the editor’s chair The Dutch gynaecologist Nils Lambalk took over as editor-in-chief of Human Reproduction early this year. He is a gynaecologist and fertility specialist with focus on reproductive endocrinology. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters on subjects related to his research interests. We asked him to tell us a little bit about himself, his career and to share advice to young researchers. Here’s how he Read more…

Mutations in DNAH17, Encoding a Sperm-Specific Axonemal Outer Dynein Arm Heavy Chain, Cause Isolated Male Infertility Due to Asthenozoospermia

By MANON OUD Approximately 1 in 6 couples is unable to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. In roughly half of all infertility cases there is a male factor involved. Considered predominantly a genetic condition, currently the majority of patients with a severe form of infertility remains unexplained. Recently, Whitfield et al. discovered a new gene associated with isolated asthenozoospermia (immotile sperm), which was published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Structural Read more…