Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Physiology of Reproduction in Lagomorphs (CONEREPRO)
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
It is a consolidated and multidisciplinary group with over 30 years of research experience in reproductive physiology in different species. Members includes recognized Professors, Associate Professors, postdoctoral and Master students in Complutense and Polytechnic Universities. Lab"s group are located in the Physiology Department and the Animal Production Department at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and, the experimental farm is located at the near facilities of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.<br />The team has proven experience in obtaining funding from public and private agencies. The scientific production of the group includes more than 60 research papers in international journals, mostly in Q1 position, and near 25 PhD Thesis. The trained persons in our research team are currently holding positions in the academia and in private companies related to animal production, as well as Executive positions in some Public organisms.<br /><br />Working environment is enjoyable and kind, and the presence of prestigious researchers in the areas of reproductive physiology and animal production at both Universities and the nearest institutions in Madrid could very motivating.
Research lines / projects proposed
Our research is focused on the study of the early events of reproduction, such as oocyte maturation and embryo development and, the consequences of different maternal treatments and conditions in the reproductive and metabolic outcome of the mother and their offspring. On one hand, our goal is to improve the reproductive outcome of farming females, searching for new and alternative sustainable reproductive and nutritional strategies to be applied in the farm. The group is pioneer in the approaching for the integration of the productive systems strategies based in a physiological basis. On the other hand, we developed some studies of basic science for better comprehension of mechanistic pathways in the ovary, oviduct, and the oocyte and embryo. In a future project, we will intend to approach to the role of microbiome in reproductive physiology in females.