Cryopreservation allows long-term storage of embryos and sperm, providing a convenient way to preserve, protect and transport mouse lines for use in research. Here at MRC Harwell, we have extensive experience of using cryopreservation techniques. This course enables us to share our expertise and help promote resource sharing across the wider scientific community.
This course has been designed to give participants hands-on experience of the entire process from sperm harvesting/freezing,in vitro fertilisation (IVF) recovery and embryo freezing, plus a demonstration of contemporary embryo transfer techniques. The course runs over a period of four days, from 23rd – 26th September 2019, and is worth ten continuing professional development (CPD) points. It is led by MRC Harwell’s Frozen Embryo and Sperm Archive (FESA), part of the European Mutant Mouse Archive (EMMA), a collective effort by centres all across Europe to create a genetic archive for use by the international scientific community.