The symposium takes a starting point in human ovarian physiology and regulation, with focus on dormancy and activation and understanding of ovarian dysfunction such as infertility polycystic ovarian syndrome and cancers. Additionally, chromosome alignment is crucial for oocyte integrity and a large fraction of human eggs have extra or missing chromosomes (aneuploidy). This is the cause for e.g Down and Turner Syndromes, harboring an extra or missing parts of a chromsome, respectively. The epigenetic status of chromosomes are likewise essential for embryonic development. Failure in correct establishment and/or maintanance of epigenetics in germ cells and preimplantation embryos can cause abberant cell fate commitments and/or embryonic wastage. Cell differentiation and commiment is pivortal for many processes in embryo development and pregnancy and several aspects in this regards is included as well.
We are most grateful to all the speakers who agreed to talk and share their recent findings and welcome all interested to join the symposium at AIAS for two inspiring days with discussions on Genes, Reproduction and Developmental advances.
Five distinguished keynote speakers will attend this meeting:
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Aarhus University, Buildings 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. See location on a map.
9 May 2017
08:30 - 09:00: Registration
09:00 - 17:30: Talks
18:30 - : Dinner (for invited speakers only)
10 May 2017
09:00 - 16:00: Talks
The organizers wish to thank the following for supporting the symposium: