News2018 News Archive
December 10, 2018
A few months ago, a new fertility campaign by Copenhagen municipality was focusing on men's fertility in order to draw attention to the risk of postponing "project baby". This campaign supported by the Capital Region of Copenhagen and the Fertility Department of Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen has received international attention from our dear neighbors in Norway and is being featured on the Norwegian TV2’s website.
November 28, 2018
This month has been a remarkable time for ReproUnion. On Tuesday the 20th we hosted the closing conference of ReproUnion 2018. The conference marked the end of our three years EU financed research project within reproductive medicine. Today, we can finally announce that we have received the good news that ReproUnion has been granted funding […]
November 27, 2018
New York Times announced a few days ago that a Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies in an incredibly controversial research. If true, this would be a profound leap in science. At the same time, it raises an ethical debate. Watch ReproUnion professor, Eva Hoffmann, talk about this matter […]
November 21, 2018
Thank you to all our participants for making the closing conference of ReproUnion 2018 a success! Thank you to all our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists who provided in-depth insight into their ReproUnion research, projects, and success stories to strengthen our collaboration for the future of ReproUnion. Your presence helped to make […]
November 21, 2018
In yesterday’s news report on TV2 Lorry, we met the conservative parliamentary politician Mette Abildgaard that shares her way of becoming a mother with the help of reproductive medicine. Today 1 out of 5 couples are facing the challenge of involuntary infertility and 1 out of 12 children are born in Denmark with the help […]
November 5, 2018
Don’t miss the closing conference of our three-year EU-funded project ReproUnion on November 20th, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers in Copenhagen.
November 2, 2018
On Wednesday, September 12th, we had a Super Session at Nordic Life Science Days in Stockholm where we introduced Reproductive Medicine and new business opportunities with three top experts, Dr. Marcel Van Duin from Ferring Pharmaceutical, Dr. Rita Vassena from Eugin and DR. Stig Jørgensen from ReproUnion.
November 1, 2018
On a newly published article in Dagens Medicin (a Danish news channel for the health sector) the Board of Directors of ReproUnion have written a contribution to a debate on how ReproUnion is trying to create a completely new approach to fertility research and development.
October 29, 2018
The ReproUnion Management Unit would like to congratulate the young scientists in ReproYoung with the professional and well executed 4th ReproYoung Conference that took place on 25th to 26th of October.
October 29, 2018
The success in the ReproUnion facilitated Patient Mobility Agreement between Denmark and Sweden may lay the foundation for more bilateral health services between the two neighboring countries.
October 24, 2018
On November 15th, 2018 ReproUnion Fertility Awareness team will in collaboration with Copenhagen University host a debate with the subject: Do we need more babies?
October 5, 2018
We are pleased to present the news that our collaborative partner the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) will host its 36th Annual Meeting from 5th – 8th of July 2020 in Copenhagen. The persistent and targeted investment co-ordinated by ReproUnion in both universities, regions, and industry are some of the main reasons […]
October 3, 2018
Expression of the O-Glycosylation Enzyme GalNAc-T3 in the Equatorial Segment Correlates with the Quality of Spermatozoa.
September 17, 2018
To commemorate our success, we will be hosting a conference on November 20th, 2018: ReproUnion Conference 2018 - Research and Infertility Treatment Hand in Hand - An inspiring story. This will be an opportunity to summarizing the past, celebrating our success stories and looking into the future and to discuss what is next?
September 14, 2018
On September 12th, 2018 ReproUnion hosted a Super Session at Nordic Life Science Days in Stockholm. We would like to ask the participants at the Super Session to give feedback on their thoughts about the Super Session via this feedback form (the estimated time for the survey is 2 minutes).
August 21, 2018
ReproUnion’s research assistant Ane Berger Bungum from Bispebjerg Hospital has in collaboration with ReproUnion colleagues Clara Helene Glazer, Jens Peter Bonde, Aleksander Giwercman, Sandra Søgaard Tøttenborg and Peter M Nilsson published a new study.
August 20, 2018
All fertility treatments in Region Zealand is gathered in a new fertility clinic that opens today.
August 17, 2018
The ReproYoung Steering Committee (an established association for young researchers within reproduction) had a meeting yesterday, where they were adding the final touches to the phenomenal 4th ReproYoung Conference that takes place on October 25th to 26th in Ystad, Sweden.
August 13, 2018
Newest research in reproductive medicine and how to predict reproductive diseases
August 6, 2018
Join us at Nordic Life Science Days 2018 in Stockholm, where ReproUnion will be hosting a Super Session to discuss the business and the industries perspective on reproductive medicine.
August 3, 2018
According to ReproUnion postdoctoral fellow Stine Gry Kristensen from Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine at University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, it will be possible for men (who injects hormones) to get pregnant with today’s advanced technology. Read more here (the article is published in Danish):
July 30, 2018
A new survey from ReproUnion in collaboration with Uppsala University in Sweden shows that young men want to delay parenthood and having children and instead focus on having an education and career
July 9, 2018
ReproUnion is a finalist in the RegioStars Awards 2018 under the category of “Creating Better Access To Public Services”. RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.
July 4, 2018
Tuesday 3rd of July ReproUnion chairperson, Professor Jens Sønksen, attended the European Commission’s RegioStars certificate ceremony in Strasbourg, France. In the ceremony, the ReproUnion project was recognized by the European Commission and chairperson Sønksen was handed a certificate certifying that the project is nominated for RegioStars Awards in the category of “Creating better access to public services”.
July 2, 2018
Earlier today, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) released a press release on research from scientists, one of them being ReproUnion postdoc Susanne Pors at University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet in Denmark. This evening we can inform that the research has been featured in several major international news channels such as BBC News, CNN, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent
July 1, 2018
ESHRE has released a press release on important steps in the development of an artificial ovary that has been successfully completed by one of the world's leading groups in fertility preservation from researchers at University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet.
June 21, 2018
These days, ReproUnion is gathering international scientists from leading research environments for a workshop to establish a global network within reproductive medicine. The ambition of the workshop is that we with joint forces – with time – can solve five major future challenges within reproductive medicine and this will result in tomorrow’s newest groundbreaking reproductive […]
June 20, 2018
Danish Regions are in discussion to harmonize the health regulations for when women can receive medical treatment for infertility. This pleases Professor Søren Ziebe, head of the Fertility Clinic at University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, however, it is not enough.
June 19, 2018
ReproUnion project is being recognized by the European Commission and the project is nominated for RegioStars Awards in the category of “Creating better access to public services” together with four other candidates.
June 19, 2018
Today we hosted our last ReproUnion research seminar before the summer holidays. The seminar was hosted by ReproYoung – a group of young scientists in ReproUnion. We were very fortunate to have professor David Albertini from the U.S doing four sessions for us today. Professor Albertini is an internationally recognized scientist and educator in the field of reproductive biology and medicine.
June 11, 2018
Steps is an app with the purpose to provide more information about fertility treatment and can be used as a planning tool with a timeline of appointments and tasks related to the process of the fertility treatment.
June 4, 2018
Jakob Albrethsen, Ph.D. from Department of Growth and Reproduction from Copenhagen University Hospital in Rigshospitalet has published an article in Clin. Chem. Lab. Med. (2018 May 30) in collaboration with Frederiksen H, Andersson AM, Anand-Ivell R, Nordkap L, Bang AK, Jørgensen N and Juul A.
June 1, 2018
On our next ReproUnion Research Seminar on June 19th, 2018 we have the honor of having Professor David Albertini, who is Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.
May 31, 2018
Linn Mamsen, MSc PhD, from Laboratory of Reproductive Biology at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet has published an article in Pubmed.gov (US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health): Cryopreservation of ovarian tissue may be considered in young girls with galactosemia.
May 19, 2018
ReproUnion and ReproYoung are pleased to invite you to attend the fourth ReproYoung Conference that takes place on October 25-26th, 2018. The conference will be held at the wonderful Saltsjöbad in Sweden - right by the Baltic at Ystad in Österlen, the most beautiful part of the coast of Skåne in Sweden.
April 30, 2018
Professor Søren Ziebe from ReproUnion shares his thoughts about how the society could change from today's situation, using a significant amount of money to treat involuntary infertility to instead focusing on infertility prevention.
April 12, 2018
The semen quality of young Danish men is still poor despite a marked decline in the proportion of men born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy.
April 6, 2018
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital is the first in the world to perform a study comparing two techniques of collecting sperm cells in men that lack sperm cells in sperm fluid (azoospermia).
April 3, 2018
The European Association of Urology’s annual congress took place in Copenhagen between the 16th -20th of March. 15, 000 urology specialists attended which is the organizations biggest and most important scientific meeting.
March 19, 2018
In 2013, hundreds of women were pregnant from frozen eggs and fertility clinics expected that 603 children were born.
March 15, 2018
Information about fertility awareness helps to fulfil the broader understanding of family planning in the future and now.
March 14, 2018
Professor Søren Ziebe from ReproUnion was interviewed on national TV yesterday about important factors of fertility and stated that the current development is not sustainable.
February 12, 2018
Last week, ReproUnion hosted a successful four-days PhD course; Reproductive Biology - From Genesis to Baby. Organizers Professor Claus Yding Andersen, Professor Yvonne Giwercman and Postdoc Stine Gry Kristensen welcomed 50 Ph.D. students from Denmark and Sweden.
February 9, 2018
A new Nordic collaboration must prevent involuntary infertility.
February 2, 2018
Congratulation to Doctor and Professor Anja Pinborg on her new position in the Fertility Department at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, where she will be part of the clinic’s management as medical manager with the clinic’s manager, Professor Søren Ziebe.
February 2, 2018
On February 1st, 2018, ReproUnion held the very first Research Seminar of this year at Medicon Valley Alliance. Around 30 participants joined the seminar. We want to thank our participants for attending the ReproUnion Research Seminar. A big thank you to our junior speakers Linn Salto Mamsen, Yahia Al-Jebari and Dorota Trzybulska for delivering great […]
January 10, 2018
The first ReproUnion Research Seminar of 2018 takes place on February 1st 2018 at Medicon Valley Alliance. Read more about the junior speakers here
January 8, 2018
We have the honor of welcoming Mr. Bernard Jegou, director of the Animal Research Group for Male Reproduction at INSERM, French National Institute for Medical Research, University of Rennes in France to our ReproUnion Research Seminar on February 1st, 2018.
January 4, 2018
A new research method has been developed for 3-4 years by researchers from Department of Growth and Reproduction at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital in collaboration with the Danish company Chemometec.