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Invited Speakers




Miguel Blanco

Miguel Blanco got his degree in Veterinary medicine in Complutense University of Madrid in 2008.

Miguel works since February 2008 until the present in Gestüt Lewitz-PS Pferdehaltung in Germany.

Miguel have worked in between also in: Doña Pilar embriones in Argentina (September 2008-February 2009), and in Flyinge National Stud in Sweden (February-August 2012).

Nowadays Miguel combine his work in the stud with the preparation of my doctoral Thesis in the Hannover University Veterinary School.

Tom Stout

Tom Stout is Professor of Equine Reproduction at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), and extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He performed his PhD on ‘Maternal Recognition of pregnancy in the mare’ at the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket under the supervision by Prof Twink Allen. He has been in Utrecht since 1999, where he is Chair of the Section of Equine health and runs a busy 5-vet reproduction clinic that addresses all aspects of fertility and obstetrics, and includes a large assisted reproduction program. His research concentrates on the development of assisted reproductive techniques and investigating the causes of early pregnancy loss. He is author of over 150 peer-reviewed articles on aspects of animal reproduction, Deputy Editor of the Equine Veterinary Journal and chair of the International Equine Reproduction Trust.



Anthony Claes

2015-Present: Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction (Team Leader Equine Reproduction), Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2014 – 2015: Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2014: PhD (Gluck Equine Research Center)

2011- 2014: Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA

2010-2011: Lecturer in Equine Reproduction, UC Davis, University of California, USA

2008: Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists

2008: Equine stud veterinarian, Scone Veterinary Hospital, Australia

2006-2008: Residency in Equine Reproduction, UC Davis, University of California, USA

Katrin Hinrichs

Katrin is the Harry Werner Endowed Professor of Equine Medicine and Chair, Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her DVM from the University of California, Davis and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hinrichs’ laboratory has pioneered research into equine assisted reproduction, producing the first cloned horse in North America and developing the first successful program for in vitro production of equine blastocysts via intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in the US. Her research has led to methods for shipment of immature oocytes and for biopsy and cryopreservation of equine embryos, now utilized worldwide. Dr. Hinrichs’ honors include Theriogenologist of the Year from the American College of Theriogenologists, honorary doctorates from the University of Copenhagen and from the University of Ghent, the Research Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction from the International Congress of Animal Reproduction.



Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera works at the Clinic of Reproductive Medicine of the Veterinary Falulty of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. She is responsible of the in vitro embryo production laboratory which produces bovine and equine embryos for breeders and also for research purposes. Carolina has worked more than 20 years as an embryologist working mostly with horses, cattle, southamerican camelids and endangered species.

Cesare Galli

Cesare Galli is a veterinarian, former professor of animal reproduction and biotechnology at University of Bologna, founder and Director of Avantea, Cremona, Italy. Founder and President of Fondazione Avantea Onlus. Founder of Xenothera (France) and Equigea (Florida), Past president, European Embryo Transfer Association, President of the International Embryo Technology Society.

Received in 2008 the Simmet Award for assisted reproduction from ICAR and in 2017 the Pioneer Award from the European Embryo Transfer Association. Editorial board member of Cellular Reprogramming and Journal of Reproduction and Development. Current professional and research interests include assisted reproduction in farm animals particularly horses including endangered species, basic and applied research in molecular embryology with particular emphasis on in vitro oocyte maturation, microfertilisation, embryo culture, micromanipulation, embryonic and somatic nuclear transfer, genome editing in pigs and cattle, embryonic stem cells, xenotransplantation, cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Author of over 250 publication (150 peer reviewed, 5 book chapters).

Fernando Luis Riera

Fernando Luis Riera graduated in 1983 as Médico Veterinario, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1977-1983

Section of Reproductive Studies, New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. 1987-1990 Internship and Residency in Large Animal Reproduction.

Distinguished as “Honorary Member of the American College of Theriogenologists”.

Fernando worked since 1983 in the equine embryo transfer and ARTs in horses. He founded and direct the Centro de Reproductión Equina “Doña Pilar” and the Laboratorio de Biotecnologia, Prof. Robert M. Kenney, Pilar (B), Argentina.

Fernando collaborate with Universities and private clinic in North America and UK and published the results of his researches on peer reviewed international journal.



Elaine Carnevale

Elaine M. Carnevale, DVM, MS, PhD, Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (2008), Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University.

The research of Elaine has focused on the impacts of maternal aging and metabolic status on reproduction in the horse. She also conducts research and direct a clinical program in equine assisted reproduction, including oocyte collection and maturation, intracytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI), sperm selection for ICSI, and embryo culture. The Elaine group utilizes bovine oocytes and embryos in many projects and interacts with researchers in other institutions and human reproductive medicine. While focused on the horse, the Elaine ongoing research supports the horse as a model to study the impact of age, metabolic status, and assisted reproduction technologies in other domestic animals, endangered animals, and human reproductive medicine.

Elaine have trained 16 MS, 4 PhD and 4 postdoctoral students, with many of the MS students obtaining a PhD or other advanced degree. Elaine have participated in externships for over 20 international and national professional students (DVM and MD) and train professional veterinary students in equine reproduction.

Short Elaine (2022)

Elaine Carnevale obtained a DVM and MS in reproductive physiology from Colorado State University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. She is an Honorary Member of the American College of Theriogenologists. As a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, Elaie participates in the instruction of graduate and veterinary students. Elaine’s current research focuses on the impacts of maternal aging and metabolic status on reproduction in the mare. She also conducts research in equine assisted reproduction technologies, oocyte metabolism, and oocyte activation.

Pascale Chavatte-Palmer

Pascale Chavatte-Palmer graduated as DVM in France in 1989 and specialized in animal reproduction in UK, USA and France, with a research focus in placental and perinatal development in horses. In 1999, she joined the Biology of Development and Reproduction department at INRA in France and studied feto-placental and postnatal consequences of cloning and embryo technologies in cattle. In 2006, she started to develop biomedical and veterinary models for studying the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), with an emphasis on placental function. Her group studies the programming effects of nutritional challenges, metabolic imbalance, embryo technologies and exposure to airborne and/or food pollutants, taking advantage of access to a large number of species, including horses, and developing multidisciplinary approaches. She recently took new responsibilities as director of the Biology of Reproduction, Environment, Epigenetics and Development (BREED) INRAe research unit, that gathers expertise in animal and human reproduction and development. She is also the current president of the International Society for Embryo Technologies and spokesperson for the European Placental Group.