EPICONCEPT
Epigenetics and Periconception Environment
COST Action FA1201
Fluorescent microscopy image of a blastocyst from horse. By courtesy of Katriens Smits, Ghent University, Belgium
 
 
Working Group 1:
Epigenomic Tools


Lead
Dr Trudee Fair

Deputy-Lead
Dr Alfonso Gutierrez

Aims
To identify the state of the art molecular and imaging techniques for both large scale and focused screening of epigenetic modifications in developing gametes and embryos of livestock species.

To develop an epigenomic toolbox, including screening technologies, protocols for sample preparation and best practice experimental design and statistical analysis procedures for the study of epigenetic changes in gametes and embryos.

To establish a species specific ‘blueprint’ of the epigenetic profile of livestock embryos from the gamete to implantation stages.

To develop in vivo and in vitro methods for epigenetic intervention during embryo development.

To disseminate the knowledge acquired through peer reviewed publications, workshops and summerschools.

Guide for COST Participation

Rules of Participation
Epiconcept
Epigenetics and Periconception Environment