Lefroy Seminar: Livestock systems as sentinels for mammalian infertility, Dr Kelsey Pool. 5 May 2023, UWA
Friday 5 May, 5.00 - 7.00pm at UWA, register LEFROY SEMINAR: Livestock systems as sentinels for mammalian infertility Tickets, Fri 05/05/2023 at 5:00 pm | Eventbrite
UWA Lefroy Fellow Dr Kelsey Pool will explore how her livestock production research could offer a large-scale model for human infertility.
For the past three years, the Covid-19 pandemic has dominated the media. Far less talked about however, is another pandemic spanning decades – an insidious global increase in mammalian infertility. Endocrine disrupting chemicals, climate change, in-utero stressors – our modern environment challenges our reproductive potential before we are even born.
Curiously, these manifestations of infertility are paralleled in livestock systems, providing an opportunity to both improve livestock production and model reproduction at a population level.
Through the E.H.B Lefroy Research Fellowship at The University of Western Australia, Dr Kelsey Pool has established a core research program devoted to improving sheep production that expanded to a livestock reproduction business and large-scale model for human infertility. Hear about how diet can change the way sperm function, how in-utero events can alter the physiology – and even behaviour – of future generations, and how we can use markers of fertility as a bioassay for biological de-fleecing.
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