gerhard van der horst

>Etiqueta: gerhard van der horst

PhD students from Cape Town

Por |2019-06-19T16:47:21+02:0019 Jun 2019|Blog|

Five PhD students of the Comparative Spermatology Group in Cape Town all use the SCA CASA system with great effect! Cape Town must have among the most active SCA CASA users in the world in a radius of 25 km. Approximately 30 scientists, students and embryologists from the University of the Western [...]

New ventures in sperm motility

Por |2019-04-29T10:50:54+02:0029 Abr 2019|Blog|

New ventures in our understanding of sperm functionality In 2016 I wrote a blog on standardization of semen analysis in humans but with the emphasis on reviewing sperm motility analysis since the 1600’s until 2016. I showed the importance of standardization of quantitative semen analyses and the power of CASA in assisting [...]

Bee sperm

Por |2019-01-16T15:42:45+02:0016 Ene 2019|Blog|

Bees are Keystone species: Urgent need to study their sperm quality, preserve the sperm and inseminate best quality Fig. 1: Fynbos (meaning plants with small leaves) area near Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. What is a keystone species? A keystone species is a plant or animal species that plays a [...]

SCA has many other applications

Por |2018-12-18T09:20:33+02:0018 Dic 2018|Blog|

SCA is firstly a top class Computer Aided Semen Analysis System: But it has many other applications. What are these? The Sperm Class Analyzer (SCA) of Microptic S.L. needs no introduction and has earned a reputation as the most advanced CASA system providing the widest range of modules to analyse many facets [...]

New CASA in East Africa: Tanzania

Por |2018-11-30T09:17:36+02:0021 Nov 2018|Blog|

A new CASA system for East Africa, Tanzania, for the National Artificial Insemination Centre: A unique situation! Fig. 1: Entrance to NAIC with administrative quarters and laboratories. In Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa there is a great need to improve the quality of livestock in general and particulalrly cattle such [...]

Declining sperm count

Por |2018-10-18T16:49:08+02:0018 Oct 2018|Blog|

Human zero sperm count in the next generation: Really? What are the facts? The aspect of declining sperm count has been debated over many decades and is very controversial. Recently Dr Haqgai Levine presented a paper at the 13th International Symposium on Spermatology in Stockholm that sperm numbers are declining and represent [...]

Reflections after ISS 2018

Por |2018-06-19T11:22:04+02:0019 Jun 2018|Blog|

Three participants at XIII International Symposium on Spermatology explain to us their thoughts on the event: Prof Gerhard van der Horst, Prof Stefan du Plessis and Dr Liana Maree. Representing your country and institution at any international conference is always a great honour, but with that also comes a [...]

Rabbit sperm

Por |2018-05-14T16:26:34+02:0014 May 2018|Blog|

Not Easter bunnies or hares, but rabbit reproduction and sperm Fig. 1: Captive bred rabbits. There is a new focus on rabbits in terms of their so called prolific breeding rate, huge demand for rabbit meat production globally, but also ethical issues in terms of animal experimentation in medical research. [...]

Utilizamos cookies para mejorar tu experiencia. Si continúas navegando consideramos que aceptas su uso. Más información. Aceptar