In vitro embryo production at SLU

The Developmental Biology Platform at SLU often has projects that are suitable as degree projects or equivalent, of at least 30 credits.

Our work involves the mammalian animal species cow, pig and cat and we only use in vitro methods (no work includes live animals). Our focus varies between methodology improvements for embryo production in vitro, testing of sperm fertilisation capacity and investigations of how different substances (e.g. environmental toxins) affect egg maturation and early embryo development. We often use our methods as models for humans.

Normally, a student project includes participation in all parts of the in vitro fertilisation work.

Please contact Ylva Sjunnesson ( if you want to know more about ongoing projects and possibilities to perform student project at the platform.

Last modified: 2021-10-07