Session of the INYRMF held during the 8th European Congress of Andrology, Barcelona, Spain
Dear young researcher,
A satellite session entirely dedicated to the INYRMF was held on 17th October 2014 during the 8th European Congress of Andrology (ECA) in Barcelona, Spain. This year, Chiara Chianese and Judit Castillo were representing the INYRMF board and chairing our session, which was filled with interesting presentations and fruitful discussions.
Welcome to the online version of the 6th newsletter of the International Network for Young Researchers in Male Fertility to update you on our recent developments.
Our 8th INYRMF meeting will be held from 14th - 16th of May 2015 in Florence, Italy. Further information will be announced soon.
The 7th international meeting of INYRMF was held this year adjacent to the 18th European Testis Workshop (ETW) from May 12th – 13th 2014 in Elsinore, Denmark. This year 50 participants from 16 countries attended our meeting and contributed actively by asking questions and discussing the excellent talks by the invited speakers. As in our previous meetings adjacent to the ETW, our meeting consisted of five invited talks by well-known experts in the field of reproductive medicine and biology (details below). In addition, two “open panel” sessions were organised in which all participants had the opportunity to discuss the topics in more depth with the invited experts.
During our 6th meeting in Barcelona, we recognised Dr. Karel De Gendt (University of Leuven, Belgium) as outstanding young researcher through our "Young Researcher Award" for his excellent contribution and passion in the field of androgen action in Sertoli cells. In his talk, Dr. De Gendt focused on his work using a mouse model lacking the androgen receptor (AR) in Sertoli cells (SCARKO mice).