The objectives are based on the optimization of protocols for obtaining, designing and applying methods of in vitro viability determination and cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, as well as the application of all these technologies for the creation and maintenance of an animal genetic resource bank of different wild species and indigenous breeds in danger of extinction.
In addition, studies are carried out on the different factors that modulate reproductive activity and developmental and application works of reproductive management techniques, with the final aim of increasing production and helping both, in situ and ex situ conservation.
The main research lines are:
‒ Ex situ conservation of indigenous breeds and wild species in danger of extinction through the creation and maintenance of animal genetic resources banks.
‒ Optimization of protocols for obtaining, isolation, characterization and cryopreservation of gametes, embryos and somatic cells.
‒ Application of the biobank in the in vitro development of biological, genetic, toxicological and epidemiological studies that allow, among others, the prevention and control of relevant epizooties.
‒ Application of reproductive management techniques to increase production and promoting both in situ and ex situ conservation.
‒ Studies on individual, herd and environmental parameters for the optimization of the sustainability (economic, social and environmental) of production systems.