12th Meeting of the Network for Young Researchers in Andrology

By CONSTANZE MARESCH It is our great pleasure to announce the 12th NYRA Meeting, that will be held in Giessen, Germany, on September 23rd – 24th 2019. This year the meeting will be held adjacent to the 6th International Workshop on Molecular Andrology (https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb11/institute/anatomie/molandrol2019) and the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Urology in Giessen. Currently we are working on an exciting and diverse programme with amazing national and international speakers for you and you Read more…

Tête-a-tête with Colin Duncan

Colin Duncan is a clinician scientist who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. He is the chair of the Society for reproduction and Fertility and a Principal Investigator in the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh

Report on the 11th meeting of the Network for Young Researchers in Andrology (NYRA)

This year’s NYRA meeting, 22nd-23rd of May, was held adjacent to the 20th European Testis Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. The audience included Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and even a few group leaders. In total, our two-day seminar series was attended by 30 participants representing 10 different countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. Held at Holiday Inn Express hotel, participants started to gather around noun of May Read more…

Accuracy of human sperm DNA oxidation quantification and threshold determination using an 8-OHdG immuno-detection assay

Accuracy of human sperm DNA oxidation quantification and threshold determination using an 8-OHdG immuno-detection assay Vorilhon S et al. – Hum Reprod. 2018 Apr 1;33(4):553-562. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dey038 Of factors contributing to sperm DNA damage, oxidative stress is recognized as one of the major contributing causes to sperm cell dysfunction. Caused by elevated levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), oxidative stress is known to damage sperm DNA and has been associated with sperm quality and Read more…

First time in vitro maturation of oocytes from human primordial follicles

Currently, couples going through In vitro fertilisation (IVF) require the treatment of women with hormones for ovarian stimulation in order to stimulate simultaneously growth of several follicles and to maximize a large number of oocytes available IVF. However, this treatment can have several side-effects and it is not suitable for every woman. This is especially true for women sensitive to the stimulation hormones and women suffering from cancer. Moreover, women who survived cancer usually suffer Read more…