PhD Thesis Presentation of Patrícia Diogo
This Friday, October 18th, at 10:00 AM, our PhD candidate Patrícia Diogo from the research group Bioskel will present and defend her thesis about Cryopreservation of zebrafish germ cells: technological improvements and methodological standardization for gene banking and management.
The defense will be supervised by Paulo Gavaia (CCMAR) and Elsa Cabrita (CCMAR) and will take place in the Green Amphitheatre, Building 8.
Brief summary of Patrícia thesis: Due to the increasing number of zebrafish mutant and transgenic lines there is a high demand for assisted reproductive techniques to support facility management. Efficient zebrafish sperm cryopreservation is a pressing necessity to manage and preserve these valuable genetic resources. However, in zebrafish, these methodologies lack standardization resulting in high variability in post-thaw sperm quality and in vitro fertilization success. The objective of this thesis was to establish guidelines to support the management and storage improvement of zebrafish genetic resources.