Basic Research in Assisted Reproduction

AREA: Reproduction, Research



STUDENTS: 0/20 (0%)

DATES: 11/01/2022 – 08/02/2022


CENTER: IVIRMA Global Education


11/01/2022 – 08/02/2022


20 theoretical




330 €

This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).Once course is completed you will be awarded with 20 ECMEC´s credits. More information in FAQ´s

Intended for

Biomedical Professionals, Biotechnologists, Andrologists and Embryologists


This course will explain different molecular and cell biology techniques that are used most frequently in the field of assisted reproduction. Among them, we will consider techniques to study nucleic acids such as PCR, quantitative PCR, and expression arrays.

Regarding the study of proteins, we will include Western blot, ELISA, immunohistochemistry and global proteomic techniques such as DIGE or liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. In addition, we will also explain how to work in a cell culture laboratory, and we will detail several cell models that are usually handled in research such as immortalized cell lines or animal models such as rats or mice.

We will also study massive sequencing techniques, introduction to statistics and all aspects related to the elaboration of a research project. 



Important information:

The online course will be carried out through the e-learning platform: IVIRMA Campus. The student will receive a message with the access information and credentials 24/48 hours before the start of the course.

IVIRMA Campus can be accessed from Windows computers (7, 8 or 10) or Mac, using Chrome or Firefox in its last three versions. Access from mobile devices is not supported and does not ensure the correct operation of the course.

To successfully complete the training and obtain the corresponding certificate, the student must obtain a percentage greater than or equal to 70% of correct answers in the final evaluation. To do this, you will have two opportunities to take the exam.


Learning outcomes expected to be acquired by the student at the end of the course:

1. Recognize the fundamentals of basic research, emphasizing the lines of research related to Human Reproduction.

2. Apply to Human Reproduction basic research techniques, including cell culture, isolation and study of proteins (proteomics) and nucleic acids (genomics).

3. Recognize the process of preparation and classification of research projects.

4. Apply the methodology of practical research: state of the question, working hypotheses, search for sources, reasoned presentation of arguments and formulation of conclusions.

5. Develop a critical point of view on published articles.


1. Basic Research in Assisted Reproduction

2. Isolation techniques and study of nucleic acids

3. Isolation techniques and study of proteins

4. Morphological location. Immunohistochemistry. Confocal and electron microscopy

5. Cell culture. Culture of human endometrial epithelial and stromal cells

6. In vivo studies on animal models. Model for endometriosis studies

7. Omics as a non-invasive diagnostic tool

8. Massive sequencing applied to reproductive medicine

9. Mitochondrial DNA: the energy of the preimplantation embryo

10. Introduction to statistics I

11. Introduction to statistics II

12. Introduction to statistics III

13. Introduction to research and good clinical practices

14. Developing a research project

15. Functions and responsibilities of the participants in a clinical trial

16. Drug development process

17. Classification of research projects

18. Use of research results: publication of results

19. How to write a manuscript

20. Ethics within publications



Francisco Domínguez Hernández

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