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.
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.