Principles of Cryopreservation and Optimization of Vitrification
This talk discusses about the principles of using cryoprotectants to achieve cryopreservation including slow freezing and vitrification. Based on the principles, several approaches used to improve vitrification are reviewed. The future directions of the cryopreservation for reproductive cells are also proposed in the conclusion.
Dr. Jeremy Chang
Jeremy (Ching-Chien) Chang obtained his BSc (1994) and MSc (1996) at the National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan. From 1998 to 1999, he was an embryologist at Lee Women’s Hospital in Taiwan. Then he joined the xenotransplantation project of porcine cloning at the Animal Technology Institute, Taiwan (1999–2001). He joined the Center for Regenerative Biology at the University of Connecticut in 2001 and obtained his PhD in 2005. He is currently an embryologist at Reproductive Biology Associates, Atlanta, USA. His main research interests lie in the areas of oocyte and epigenetic reprogramming.