Programme of the joint Fecund Prolific final conference

FecundProlific

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, FECUND Coordinator and Joëlle Dupont, PROLIFIC Coordinator)

8:45 Horizon 2020: Opportunities for Animal Health Research and Innovation
(Razvan Anistoroaei – DG Research and Innovation, European Commission)

9:00 Dairy cow fertility worldwide: Current status and future perspectives
(Matthew Lucy – University of Missouri, US)

9:45 Advanced endoscopic techniques for the study of reproductive biology in dairy cows
(Urban Besenfelder – University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna)

10:15 Impact of metabolic status on proteomic composition of oviduct fluid
(Georg Arnold – LMU Gene Centre, Munich)

10:45 Influence of metabolic status on oviduct gene expression in Holstein-Friesian cows
(Yann Locatelli – INRA, Tours)

11:15 Coffee break

11:30 Lactational induced effects on the conceptus and endometrial transcriptome
(Niamh Forde – University of Leeds, Leeds)

12:00 Impact of metabolic imbalance and pro-inflammatory agents on molecular profiles in fat and reproductive tissues
(Patrice Humblot – SLU, Uppsala)

12:30 Nutritional and breed effects on indicator of reproductive performance in dairy cows
(Stephen Butler – Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Cork)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 The application of bioinformatics and biostatistics to dairy cattle fertility
(Filippo Biscarini – PTP, Lodi)

14:30 Benefit of genomic and progesterone information in genetic improvement of dairy cattle fertility
(Eileen Wall – Scotland’s Rural College, Midlothian)

15:00 Modelling the reproductive function to identify candidate mechanisms involved in subfertility in dairy cows
(Olivier Martin – INRA, AgroParisTech MoSAR, Paris)

15:30 Coffee break

15:45 A user-friendly simulation tool to test the effects of changes in reproductive management on the reproductive performance of a dairy herd
(Marjolein Derks – Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht)

16:15 General discussion

Moderated by Matthew Lucy – University FECUND-PROLIFIC are two research projects of Missouri, US