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Impact of extracellular vesicles isolated from seminal plasma upon Assisted Reproductive Technology (oocyte maturation, fertilization and embryo culture) in a mammalian model

Project description

An innovative approach to in vitro embryo production for animals and humans

Seminal extracellular vesicles (EVs) could play a crucial role in intercellular communication comprising embryo development. Studying EVs represents a challenge in terms of important applications in the biomedical and agricultural sectors. The EU-funded SPARTEVs project will increase existing knowledge of EVs and assess whether they can improve the efficiency of in vitro embryo production (IVP) technology. The project is based on the hypothesis that seminal EVs can play a central role in the successful development of specific reproduction events. The project represents an innovative approach of IVP for both farm animals and humans and promises significant impact on society, addressing the Horizon 2020 challenges of health and food security.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/reproductive biology
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/sustainable agriculture
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/embryology

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 183 473,28