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AIAS Symposium

2nd Symposium Meeting on Genes, Reproduction and Development


9-10 May 2017

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.  

Keynote Speakers

Five distinguished keynote speakers will attend this meeting:

  • Stephen Franks, Professor, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Kate Hardy, Professor, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Deborah Mackay, MD, Professor, Southhampton University, United Kingdom
  • Eva Hoffman, Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lars Bolund, MD; Professor, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark    


Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Aarhus University, Buildings 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. See location on a map.



Time schedule

9 May 2017

08:30 - 09:00: Registration

09:00 - 17:30: Talks

17:30-18:00: Refreshments

18:00 - : Dinner (for invited speakers only)

10 May 2017

09:00 - 16:00: Talks


The organizers wish to thank the following for supporting the symposium: