Reproduction Biotechnology comprises technological and biological approaches to reveal factors affecting fertility, across species and kingdoms. Gametes from animals, aquatic organisms and plants are characterized to identify phenotypic traits important to fertilizing capacity.
There is an increasing demand for knowledge in fertility and reproductive biotechnology, globally but also locally, to ensure our collaborating companies maintain competiveness and gain broader, more lucrative, market positions. HUC enjoys fruitful and advantageous cooperation with the national animal, plant and aquaculture breeding organisations, together forming a unique hub for research on fertility, breeding and genetics. HUC has collaborated for many years with several companies on research projects especially focusing on aspects of fertility and reproduction, often in combination with preservation technologies. Interdisciplinary approaches and cross-species comparisons of fertility and reproductive traits are extremely informative and valuable, and give unique innovation potential.
- Sperm DNA quality - revealing a combination of phenotypes, genotypes and epigenomic marks?
- Successful fertilization. Identification of biomarkers promoting sperm-oviduct interaction for development of an innovative male fertility test
- Towards improved boar fertility by genetic characterization and detection of traits important in sperm production and quality
- Studies of different preservation methods for bull semen
Reproduction Biotechnology group
- Professor Elisabeth Kommisrud
- Associate professor Frøydis D. Myromslien
- Associate professor II Ann Helen Gaustad
- Associate professor II Anne Hege Alm-Kristiansen
- PhD student Fride Berg Standerholen
- PhD student Nina Hårdnes Tremoen
- Lab engineer Else-Berit Stenseth
- Lab engineer Teklu Tewoldebrhan Zeremichael
- 3-5 second year master students
- 1-3 Erasmus project students