Recent research

In vitro monolayer barrier function of bovine oviduct epithelial cells is modified due to high concentrations of non-esterified fatty acids

by Lies Jordaens 

The effects of hypo- and hyperglycemia during lipolysis-like conditions on bovine oocyte physiology

by Jessie De Bie

Effect of non-esterified fatty acids during sperm capacitation or IVF on developmental competence of bovine oocytes

by Karolien Desmet

Maternal impact of metabolic diseases: Effect of nutrient sensing pathways on developmental and differentiation programs in the bovine embryo

by Veerle Van Hoeck

Key publications

Nutrition and maternal metabolic health in relation to oocyte and embryo quality : critical views on what we learned from the dairy cow model

Leroy Jo, Valckx Sara, Jordaens Lies, De Bie Jessie, Desmet Karolien, Van Hoeck Veerle, Britt Jack H., Marei Waleed, Bols Peter, Reproduction, fertility and development 1031-3613-(2015),p. 1-28

Elevated non-esterified fatty acid concentrations during in vitro murine follicle growth alter follicular physiology and reduce oocyte developmental competence 

Valckx SD, Van Hoeck V, Arias-Alvarez M, Maillo V, Lopez-Cardona AP, Gutierrez-Adan A, Berth M, Cortvrindt R, Bols PE, Leroy JL, Fertility and Sterility, Volume 102, Issue 6, December 2014, Pages 1769–1776


Prof. Dr. Jo Leroy Campus Drie Eiken
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