Course description

Course type

Basic

Course description

This original Campus course will focus on in vitro modelling of the different facets of human early development. The course will start from the basic features and patterning of embryos and stem cells, and follow their actual progress in the development of 3D in vitro models. These can help uncover the basis of reproductive problems, such as gamete formation or implantation failure. The course will also feature the development of 3D reproductive organ models, with the eventual goal of future clinical applications. The key components for successful in vitro gamete differentiation from pluripotent stem cells, such as correct imprinting and reprogramming, will also be presented. 


Course objectives

  • To provide an insight into in vitro remodelling
  • To learn more about in vitro human implantation
  • To understand the key factors of human germ cell development


Target audience

Embryologists, stem cell researchers, reproductive genetic researchers, clinicians

 

Educational needs and expected outcomes

This original Campus course will focus on in vitro modelling of the different facets of human early development. The course will start from the basic features and patterning of embryos and stem cells, and follow their actual progress in the development of 3D in vitro models. These can help uncover the basis of reproductive problems, such as gamete formation or implantation failure.
Finally, the course will consider the development of 3D reproductive organ models, with the eventual aim of future clinical application.


Innovative aspects

This Campus course will discuss the highly innovative techniques of in vitro modeling, from the embryo to the derivation of gametes. It will highlight novel techniques such a 3D reproductive systems (organoids, in vitro gametogenesis, pre-/peri-implantation models, synthetic embryos) and will also serve as a foundation for researchers to establish new collaborations, uniting scientists, embryologists, geneticists, early developmental biologists and clinicians.


Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions

Language

The official language of the course is English. 

Certificate of attendance

Participants can only obtain a certificate of attendance after completing the online evaluation. After the course, ESHRE will send an e-mail with the link and more information.