Yosra Ressaissi 

ESR 12 - Yosra Ressaissi 

 

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Gender: Female

Contry of Birth: Tunisia

MSc in: Animal Breeding and Genetics 

National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT)

 
 
 
 
PROJECT TITLE

Valorization of alternative, healthier and environmentally compatible food production chain on typical sheep breed in Abruzzi Region

 
 
 
 
SUPERVISOR and TUTORS

 

Supervisor and Co-Supervisor:

 

 

 
 
 
 
OBJECTIVES
  • To optimize reproduction technologies for the amplification of an endangered sheep breed typical of Abruzzi: Pagliarola.

 

  • To optimize in vitro embryo production procedures, with a focus on centriole function in embryogenesis.

 

  • A second objective, in case the first fails, is the development for alternative storage option for male gametes in sheep.
 
 
 
 
EXPECTED RESULTS

 

  • In vitro culture requirements for oocyte maturation, fertilization and culture

 

  • Embryo manipulation in sheep oocytes/embryos

 

  • Whole mount immunofluorescence processing of oocyte/embryos, image analysis included

 

  • Contingency plan - alternative storage option of ram spermatozoa (freeze drying)
 
 
 
 
PLANNED SECONDMENT

First secondment: Sheffield University | UK, under the supervision of Prof. Alireva Fazeli

 

Second secondment: SME (Avantea) | Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Cesare Galli

 
 
 
 
CURIOSITY
D: Why and what do you like about Teramo?
R: It is a very small and quit city and I meet very friendly people; what I like the most is being in the lab and working with my team.
 
D: What is your favourite food local dish/food?
R: Pizza is the dish that I have liked the most.
 
 
 

Rep-Eat - H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015

University of Teramo - Via Renato Balzarini 1 - 64100 - Teramo (TE) - Italy

repeat@unite.it  - Private Area

 
 
 
Flag UE

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 

research and innovation programme under 

the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713714

 

 

Co-funding institutions