Shi, Meihong Étudiante

Étudiante au doctorat

Département des sciences animales,

Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels,

Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation


Ovaire Métabolisme Fertilité
: Doctorat

The ovarian response to the metabolic environment as a fertility factor

INAF/ Pavillon des Services

2440 boul Hochelaga
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
(418) 656-2131 poste : 11908


Marc-André Sirard

Niveau d'étude


Master: Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Northwest A&F University (Yangling, Shaanxi, China)

Bachelor: Animal Science , Northwest A&F University (Yangling, Shaanxi, China)  


One of the biggest challenges facing Canadian dairy producers and breeders today is livestock health and fertility. Transmission of the response to environmental conditions over generations also highlights the need to link animals' environment and performance. This project will focus on the transcriptome and epigenome (DNA methylation) analysis of granulosa cells and oocytes cultured with specific lipid context to understand the basis of intergenerational programming happening in the ovary prior to gamete release. Embryos generated in different metabolic contexts will be analysed also using transcriptomic and epigenetic as well as piglets obtained from embryos exposed to the same metabolic contrasts.