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…

10th European Congress of Andrology: Abstract submission deadline extended to 22nd of May! Travel grants to win for NYRA members!

  http://eca2018.com/welcome.htm Dear Colleagues, The 10th Congress of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) will be held in Budapest, Hungary between October 11-13, 2018. We invite all EAA members and colleagues dealing with andrology to join us for what we hope will be a memorable event. The scientific program will cover all topics of basic and clinical andrology and provide an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and allow broad and in-depth discussions on recent advances Read more…