MONTREAL, July 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Martin Matzuk of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and his team have developed innovative mouse models to learn more about cancers of the reproductive organs and infertility.
He will present a talk about the results of these studies on Monday, July 22, at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) at the Palais des congrès de Montreal.
Dr. Martin Matzuk's research focuses on the genes present in germ cells responsible for the formation of sperm and eggs.
The team identified the factors responsible for reproduction and hormonal control in men and women. This research has identified specific targets for contraception and for the treatment of infertility and cancer.
The next step is to bring this research to clinical trials.
Dr. Martin Matzuk is director of the Center for Drug Discovery and Stuart A. Wallace Chair in the Department of Pathology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
He is well-known for the publication in 2012 of a study on male contraception in the science journal "Cell". By injecting mice with an inhibitor of a protein essential for the production of sperm, Dr. Matzuk and his team have managed to block spermatogenesis.
INTERVIEWS AND ACCREDITATION: The speakers and experts present will make themselves available to discuss their research. Representatives of the media wishing to schedule an interview or obtain accreditation are asked to contact Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the SSR Local Arrangement Committee ([email protected]).
About the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)
The SSR's purpose is to promote the study of the biological and medical aspects of fertility and reproduction by fostering interdisciplinary communication. It holds an annual conference and publishes the journal Biology of Reproduction on a monthly basis.
For more information visit http://www.ssr.org/
About the 46th Annual Meeting of the SSR
Reproductive Health: Nano to Global
22-26 July 2013 Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, Québec, Canada Hosted by Réseau Québécois en Reproduction
Over 1,200 delegates from five continents will participate in this meeting.
About the Réseau Québécois en reproduction (RQR)
The wide range of expertise in reproductive biology, allows this Quebec strategic group to contribute to the understanding of important clinical topics in reproduction, particularly those related to assisted reproductive technology and to reinforce the competitiveness of the Quebec animal and agricultural industry.
For more information visit: www.rqr.umontreal.ca
SOURCE: Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)
For further information:
Susan S. Suarez, Ph.D.
President - Society for the Study of Reproduction
Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D.
Co-Chair - SSR Local Arrangement Committee
450-773-8521 ext.: 8382
Eliane Auger, M.Sc.
Manager - Réseau Québécois en reproduction
450-733-8521 ext.: 8286