Veterinary physiology and biochemistry

The research group Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry concentrates its academic scientific research within the Gameter Research Center, a platform where the female gamete, the embryo and the early embryonic development have a central position.
More specifically, (environmental) factors are studied that might have a (negative) influence on oocyte developmental capacity and embryo growth, including possible consequences during pregnancy, for the newborn and in later life. Most of this research is based on self-developed ''high throughput'' in vitro models, such as bovine, murine and zebrafish in vitro models for the study of follicular development, oocyte prematuration and maturation, fertilization and in vitro embryo culture.