Basic Research

Basic Research

A priority of the ASRM Research Institute will be to support BASIC RESEARCH, including:

  • Human gamete and embryo research
    • Genetic/ epigenetic programming/re-programing and embryo development
    • Human sperm and egg contribution to embryo development
    • Definition of quality of male and female gametes
    • Definition of quality of embryos
  • Molecular mechanisms of human implantation and placentation
  • Molecular mechanisms involved in female and male reproductive aging
  • Role(s) of mitochondria in human gametes, embryos and early development
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Investigations into the derivation and differentiation of stem cells
  • Consideration should be given in establishing the Human Trophectoderm Project in order to define better, at the basic level, the development of human polar and mural trophoblasts and how this may affect the invasive and non-invasive evaluation of human embryos for clinical purposes

Other Priority Areas

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