Video lecture: Professor Poul Hyttel "Life Experiences from Four Decades with Embryos"

Prof. Poul Hyttel is a very well respected Reproductive and Developmental anatomist/physiologist. This informal lecture is outlining his experience as a successful scientist/academic. It could be particularly interesting for those thinking to pursue a scientific career to hear first hand advice from a highly regarded and noted scientist in the field.

Professor Hyttel´s lecture was organised in collaboration between TransGeno and SEARMET projects and took place on 27th of February at the University of Tartu Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine.

Prof. Hyttel graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and received his PhD degree from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in 1982. Since 1990, he has been the Professor of Anatomy at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen.

His current research activities focus on (1) establishment of human patient-specific neural in vitro cell models for neurodegenerative disorders by the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC); (2) basic studies of porcine iPSC for the development of the pig as a translational model for iPSC-based cell therapy; and (3) in vitro production of bovine embryos, where the technologies for oocyte maturation, fertilization and embryo culture in vitro are optimized and quantitative genomics is applied for precise selection of high quality embryos.

In 2011 he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Antwerp, Belgium and in 2015 he was knighted 1st Class Order for his services to Denmark.

Full length video can be found HERE.


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