The Future of the Oocyte

Basic and Clinical Aspects

  • J. Eppig
  • Ch. Hegele-Hartung
  • M. Lessl

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. J. E. Fortune
    Pages 11-21
  3. H. Billig, E. Markström, E. C. Svensson, R. Shao, A. Friberg
    Pages 23-41
  4. S. Varani, M. M. Matzuk
    Pages 63-79
  5. S. M. Downs
    Pages 81-99
  6. U. Eichenlaub-Ritter
    Pages 111-136
  7. M. Ludwig, K. Diedrich
    Pages 137-160
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About these proceedings


Since the first successful transfer of an in vitro fertilised human egg in 1976, modern endocrinology, genetics, and assisted reproductive technologies have opened new frontiers of research with the aim to treat infertile women. In this workshop we set out to promote an interdisciplinary discussion between experts from various fields of basic, company-based and clinical research related to folliculogenesis and oocyte development. The aim of this workshop was to present, discuss and assess novel approaches in mammalian folliculogenesis and oocyte development that may have an impact on fertility/ infertility in the near or distant future. Key issues were the understanding of new modulators of folliculogenesis and regulators of cytoplasmic as well as meiotic oocyte maturation, modern technologies, the aging oocyte and pathogenetic mechanisms of infertility.


Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Follicle Folliculogenesis Oocyte Maturation Ovarian Infertility genetics infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Eppig
    • 1
  • Ch. Hegele-Hartung
    • 2
  • M. Lessl
    • 3
  1. 1.The Jackson LaboratoryBar HarborUSA
  2. 2.Safety Pharm. Mgmt.Schering AGBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Female Health CareSchering AGBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04962-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04960-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
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