Enrique Gómez, Head of the Research and Technological Services Department from SERIDA, participated in the annual symposium of the Centre for Omic Sciences (COS), celebrated in the facilities of Eurecat in Reus (Spain) and online on December 14th, 2023.
During the event, he delivered the presentation “NMR Applied to Bovine Reproduction Studies”, introducing the cattle fertility use case of the GLOMICAVE project, which has the objective to promote the identification and validation of different biomarkers for predicting pregnancy and birth after embryo transfer, as well as to increase the knowledge of biological pathways involved in fertility and pregnancy establishment.
The presentation offered a general overview about the current situation of in vitro embryo production, the techniques that exist to select embryos and recipients, and how omics techniques can be applied in reproduction in cattle, focusing on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics to identify biomarkers capable of predicting gestation and that could be used to select embryos and recipients.
This year’s edition of the COS symposium, organised by Eurecat, introduced metabolomic studies based on the NMR platform as a powerful tool in biomedical and nutritional research, for understanding the metabolic profiles of organisms, cells or tissues.
Moreover, application fields such as plant biotechnology and animal health were also discussed, together with technological advances of NMR and how they allow to offer a comprehensive view of metabolic profiles, complementing other techniques and contributing to the understanding of physiology and pathology in various contexts.