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Webinar video-recording and presentations are now available

On January 17, 2017 a very successful webinar was held: the FECUND Researchers have very well summarised the results of the 4-year project and we received very positive feedback from the attendees. The recording of the FECUND Stakeholder Webinar “Improving Dairy Cattle Fertility: Results from the FECUND Project” is now online and available at EFFAB YouTube Channel. The



Presentations from the Fecund Prolific final meeting are now available

Presentations from the Fecund-Prolific final meeting are now available. Click here to download them. The joint FECUND-PROLIFIC Final Conference provided the opportunity to present the results of both of the projects to stakeholders. It also aimed to create a link between the industry and the researchers. Below the conference programme with speech titles and speakers.



SAVE-THE-DATE: Final Stakeholder webinar

On Tuesday January 17th 2017 at 10.00 am the Fecund Final Stakeholder webinar will take place. The aim of this webinar is to share the results of FECUND project (2013-2017) with the relevant stakeholders of dairy cattle industry, policy makers and also researchers. Keep yourselves posted for our upcoming event! Information about the programme, registration



Programme of the joint Fecund Prolific final conference

We are approaching the joint FECUND-PROLIFIC Final Conference, which will provide the opportunity to present the results of both of the projects to the stakeholders. It also aims to create a link between the industry and the researchers. Below the conference programme; full abstracts of the Fecund consortium are also available. 7:45 Registration 8:30 Opening & Introduction (Filippo Biscarini,



67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science

The 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science will be held between August 29- September 2, 2016 in Belfast, UK. The theme is Sustainable Food Production:  Livestock’s Key Role. This is Europe’s largest animal science conference and will feature 1000 presentations and 1200 delegates. Read more at EAAP 2016 website.



Joint FECUND-PROLIFIC EU Projects Final Conference

On October 30, 2016, the Joint FECUND-PROLIFIC Final Conference will be held as a Satellite Workshop to ESDAR 2016. The Conference will provide the opportunity to present the results of both of the projects to the stakeholders. It also aims to create a link between the industry and the researchers.  Detailed information and agenda of the conference will soon be



ESDAR Conference 2016

In 2016, ESDAR welcomes the joint conference with AERA. 20th Annual ESDAR Conference 2016 of European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction and 13th AERA Conference 2016 of  Asociación Española de Reproducción Animal  are jointly taking place in Lisbon, Portugal between October 27-29, 2016. Read more at ESDAR 2016 website.



18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction

The 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction will take place in Le Vinci in Tours, France between June 26-30, 2016. Beyond the recent developments of reproductive physiology studies and biotechnologies in farmed and wild species, this edition of ICAR will bring up several emerging topics and concepts, including predictive biology, epigenetic regulations, developmental origin of



3rd Year Annual Meeting

The FECUND annual meeting 2016 was held in Lodi, Italy on March 8-9. All work package leaders discussed and updated the consortium about the project progress and the results coming from the preliminary analyses of samples. Filippo Biscarini, the FECUND project coordinator, noted that quite a number of results are being produced from the research as the



Cattle fertility: two posters on potential biomarkers of cattle reproductive success

A better understanding of the impacts of metabolic status of the cow on biological systems directly involved in the development of oocytes provide biomarkers associated with follicular and oocyte quality, which can be used as new traits for genetic or genomic selection. Research on follicular fluid microRNA sequences funded by FECUND aims to unravel molecular pathways regulated by microRNAs which