Yosra Ressaissi 

ESR 12 - Yosra Ressaissi 

 

 

PROJECT TITLE:

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

 

 

INTERNAL TITLE:

Pasqualino Loi

 

 

EXTERNAL TITLE:

Alireza Fazeli

 

 
 
 
 
PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

ESR N: 11

 

NATIONALITY: Tunisian

 

DATE OF BIRTH: 05/06/1987

 
 
 
 
EDUCATION

 

2006-2008: Preparatory Studies in Biology and Geology and national entrance examination for engineering studies

 

2008-2011: Engineering degree in animal and fodder production from the School of Higher Education in Agriculture- Mateur- Tunisia Project Graduation: Genetic polymorphism study of the Tunisian local Barbarine sheep breed

 

2011-2014: MSc in Animal breeding and Genetics from the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia
MSc thesis: The suitability of test-day model (TDM) and lactation model (L305) for genetic evaluation of dairy cattle herds in Tunisia

 
 
 
 
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

  • Trainee in the large hatchery of Dick Society in Poulina group, Tunisia.
  • Trainee at the Office of Livestock and Pasture (O.E.P), TunisiaTrainee at the National Gene Bank of Tunisia (BNG), Tunisia
  • Trainee at the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia
  • Trainee at the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Tunisia
  • Trainee at the CRAG laboratories of the UAB institution of Barcelona, Spain.

 

 
 
 
 
SKILLS AND SPECIFIC ATTITUDES

 

  • Use of molecular markers to study and to analyze genetic diversity of animal populations and to improve animal genetic resources.

 

  • Genetic evaluation modeling in animal populations

 

  • Statistical design, data analysis and biometrical techniques in animal
    research
 
 
 
 
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

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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