Scientific committee (alphabetical order)
Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Reproductive Biology
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Linkoping, Sweeden
Principal Research Engineer at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Division of Children’s and Women Health (BKH), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweeden. His research focuses on comparative reproduction, on cryobiology of gametes and embryos and the interplay of semen within the female
Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Reproduction
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Associate professor and senior lecturer in animal reproduction at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. PhD thesis "On repeat breeding in dairy heifers: with special focus on follicular dynamics, ovulation, and oocyte quality. Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction. Supervises several PhD students in Sweden and in low-income countries. Conducts continuing education for veterinarians and artificial insemination and embryo transfer technicians. Area of expertise: ruminant, female reproductive physiology, reproductive biotechnologies and reproductive herd health for sustainable livestock production.
Unit of Pathology and Biotechnologies of Animal Reproduction
National Veterinary College of Veterinary Medicine, Nantes, France
Equine Breeding Center of the Spanish Army
Head of the Veterinary Services of the Equine Reproduction Centre of the Spanish Army in Avila, Spain. Assistantprofessor of the Veterinary Faculty at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, for the subject
Medicine and animal surgery. He is also involved in the Official Master
Veterinary science research at the Veterinary Faculties of Madrid and Córdoba. His research area is mainly focused in equine reproduction: assessment of stallion’s fertility, semen preservation, sperm DNA fragmentation assessment, ultrasonography of the genital tract of the mare and stallion and artificial insemination. He has several publications in scientific Journals and Proceedings and he is partipating in different research projects and networking.
UCD School of Veterinary Medicine,
University College Dublin, Ireland
Mark Crowe, is Professor of Animal Husbandry and Reproduction in the School of Veterinary Medicine in UCD, where he teaches reproductive biology to undergraduate veterinary students. He is currently head of Herd Health and Animal Husbandry at the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.
He served as director of research and deputy head of School from 2008-2011. He was President of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction (2011 to 2017). His research is in the areas of reproductive biology and stress physiology in cattle, sheep and horses. He has authored or co-authored in excess of 140 full peer reviewed original research papers.
Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cordoba, Spain
Currently, he is Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Cordoba, and he is also Head of the Veterinary Services of Small Animal Reproduction of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Córdoba and Registrar of the Veterinary Faculty.
His research career has been mainly focused on spermatology of different species. However, he has recently started a new research line in equine embryos, in which techniques of vitrification of gametes and embryos have been developed. As a result, he has authored numerous scientific papers and meeting-abstracts published in indexed journals (JCR). In addition, he has been acted as external reviewer of numerous scientific journals and congresses.
Institute of Reproduction and Biomedicine,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
Professor in Animal Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia. Vice Dean for Finance, at the FVMS and Chairperson of Doctoral studies. Main focuses of research are: Herd health and production management in dairy farming, Reproductive biotechnology, Animal reproduction, Reproductive disorders (infertility in farm animals). Ultrasonography of reproductive organs, Laparoscopy in sheep and goats. He has more than 200 publications in scientific Journals and Proceedings and participated in national and international research projects and networking.
Graça M.L. Ferreira-Dias
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Full Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal. She got her PhD in Physiology, at the Southern Illinois University (SIU), School of Medicine, USA. Master´s of Science degree in Animal Science at SIU and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the former University of Lisbon. She teaches Physiology and her research is mainly on mare reproductive physiology and pathophysiology. Her research is focused on the physiology of the equine corpus luteum, oviduct, and endometrium. Recently, she has pursued her investigation on the role of cytokines, neutrophil extracellualr traps (NETs) and epigenetics on endometrosis.
Swine Clinic Bern, Vetsuisse University
Senior Assistant at the Swine Clinic Bern, Vetsuisse University. His research focuses on pig reproduction, especially on parturition and the peripartal period of sows to improve animal health and welfare. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) and a Resident of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR,Subspecialisation in porcine reproduction).
Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cordoba, Spain
He is associate professor at the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery of the University of Cordoba, Spain, Head of the large animal reproductive services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Vice-Dean for International Relations and Students at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Cordoba. He has published and reviewed numerous scientific papers and meeting-abstracts in indexed journals (JCR) and cooperates in national international research projects supervising several PhD students. His scientific career is currently focused the optimization of techniques for equine sperm, oocyte and embryo vitrification and nanotechnology.
Vetsuisse Faculty, Bern, Switzerland
Responsible for cattle reproduction and obstetrics at the Ruminant Clinic, Vetsuisse Faculty of Berne, Switzerland; has worked in farm animal practice for several years before initiating her academic career. PhD 2001 (
New aspects on motility of the bovine uterus), habilitation 2008 (
Bovine and equine uterine motility in vivo and ex vivo; a step forward in fathoming a mystery), associate professor since 2016. Diplomate of ECAR and ECBHM. ESDAR member from the beginning; country representative for Switzerland, program secretary since 2018.mArea of research: cattle, endometritis, uterine motility, obstetrics, clinically based research projects
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Assistant professor for Reproduction of domestic animals and obstetrics and for Elective reproduction in Veterinary Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. He graduated on the University of Ljubljana, became Master of Science and finished his PhD in Hannover, Germany with the thesis entitled
Improved Fertility of Flowcytometrically Sex Selected Bull Spermatozoa. He is diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction and secretary of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction. He is the founder of the gen preservation program in different autochthonic animal species in Slovenia. He is specialised in Clinical work on equine and canine reproduction and has published around 60 papers.
Practice KLC, Switzerland
Aristotelis G. Lymberopoulos
Department of Agriculture, International Hellenic University, Greece
He is full Professor of Farm Animal Reproduction and Horse Husbandry at the Department of Agriculture at the International Hellenic University. He has worked in small ruminant reproductive management, implementation of artificial insemination in small ruminant and spermatology for several years before initiating his academic career. Diplomate of the European Colllege of Animal Reproduction (ECAR). ESDAR member and country representative for Greece. he is currently supervising multiple MSc students. His main interest is mainly on reproductive physiology, spermatology and small animal insemination.
Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine , Gent University, Belgium
He is associate professor of bovine herd health at the Veterinary Faculty of the Gent University and is heading the ambulatory clinic. Graduated at the Gent University (Gent, Belgium). He obtained a masters degree (Ms) in animal production and defended his PhD entitled: 'Postpartum anoestrus in high yielding dairy cows: a field studyHis main interest was fertility and herd health control in high yielding dairy herds. Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR), and diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Medicine (ECBHM). Besides educating undergraduate and graduate students, he is currently supervising multiple PhD students researching a variety of aspects of bovine herd health and reproduction. He is the President of ESDAR.
Department of Animal Husbandry
HAS University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Department of Animal Reproduction
INIA, Madrid, Spain
He is a Research Professor at the Department of Animal Reproduction in the Spanish National Institute for Agricultural and Food Scientific Research and Technology (INIA). Head of the Laboratory of Spermatology and Cryopreservation in Wild Species. The current research interest concern the reproductive endocrinology of wild and domestic ruminants, the spermatology in wild species (mammals and birds), and ex situ conservation of threatened breeds/species. He produced more than 140 original papers in peer-reviewed journals included JCR.
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences,
Bologna University, Italy
Full Professor. Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Bologna University, Italy. Member of ECAR and the Executive Committee of EAEVE. Director of the Institute of Veterinary Physiology at Bari University, the Institute of Veterinary Physiology at Parma University, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Parma University, Head of the Department of Veterinary Morphophysiology and Animal Production at Bologna University. Research area: Endocrinology in domestic animals. He is co-author of more than 116 articles published in highly impacted scientific Journals.
Animal Breeding and Biotechnology
Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
Graduation at the University of Bern in Veterinary Medicine, experience in food animal practice, Head of the department Production (bull housing, semen processing, embryotransfer) and vice director at Swissgenetics, lecturer for Bovine Reproduction at ETH, Zurich.