CANLEISH/COMBIVET joint events
4-5th May 2022
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
Chair: Radu Ionescu (EMU)
Join the event via Zoom link: https://emu-ee.zoom.us/j/81678632034?pwd=MGdWQ05WLzVma2lUOHp0dlROOEJlQT09
Comparative medicine has great untapped research potential as many of the health challenges faced by humans and animals are the same. This includes age-related diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, bone and joint diseases (e.g. osteoarthritis and osteoporosis) and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes and insulin resistance).
Thanks to these similarities, knowledge gained from studying and treating animal patients can be applied in humans while developing new diagnostic tools, vaccines and therapies for both humans and animals. As such, IVMAS seeks to establish the ERA Chair of Comparative Medicine in order to develop its competences and capacities in the research field and ultimately become one of the leading European research organizations in comparative medicine.
Extracellular vesicle research in reproductive science— Paving the way for clinical achievements
Aleksejeva, E., Zarovni, N., Dissanayake, K., Godakumara, K., Vigano, P., Fazeli, A., Jaakma, Ü., Salumets, A. Biology of Reproduction. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1093/biolre/ioab245
Trophoblast derived extracellular vesicles specifically alter the transcriptome of endometrial cells and may constitute a critical component of embryo-maternal communication
Godakumara, K., Ord, J., Lättekivi, F. et al. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2021; 19(1): 115. doi: 10.1186/s12958-021-00801-5