27th Symposium of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction

Started:  25 September 2022
Ended: 27 September 2022

Address: Liblice Chateau, Liblice 61, 277 32 Liblice, Czechia

Conference scope

SBIR (Symposium of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction) has been running for 25 years, under the management of Doc. RNDr. Jana Pěknicová, CSc., and Prof. MUDr. Zdenka Ulčová-Gallová, DrSc. Since 2021 the conference is organized by Doc. Dr. Kateřina Komrsková, Ph.D., head of the Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The goal of the SBIR conference is to build a platform for researchers, medical doctors, immunologists, andrologists, gynaecologist, and other scientists interested in reproduction, assisted reproduction, and reproduction related topics. We provide a forum, where everybody can share their research progress and ideas in a collaborative and inclusive atmosphere. This conference is opened to researchers, both senior and junior, clinicians, and students. We encourage both oral presentations and poster sessions, based on your preference. The goal of the SBIR conference is to broaden both our national and international communities and expand knowledge in the biology and immunology of reproduction. Feel free to share this information with your friends, students, and colleagues.


Chateaux Liblice is a conference centre of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. The romantic setting of the chateaux is sure to stimulate your senses. A walk through our castle garden and meadow will certainly help revitalise your energy.

Chateaux rooms

Take advantage of the unique opportunity of accommodation in our chateaux where the rooms are furnished by original furniture from the 19th Century. In chateaux Liblice we will help you relax in privacy, with unforgettable moments, and a unique experience.

Depandance rooms

These are our standard rooms. They are located in the buildings next to the castle and they are furnished with modern furniture.

Invited speakers

Prof. Dr. Andreas Meinhardt

Talk: The immune system of the testis and epididymis – a (re)productive case?

Institute for Anatomy and Cell biology, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen

His research interests include pathomechanisms of cell-cell interactions in the inflamed testes and epididymis leading to infertility.

Prof. Maciej Kurpisz MD, PhD

Talk: Covid 19, male immunity and vaccination influence reproductive success

Department of Reproductive Biology and Stem Cells,

Institute of Human Genetics Polish Academy of Science, Poznan

His research interests include male infertility, andrology, anti-aging, stem cell application in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Prof. Dr. Udo Markert

Talk: Endometrial immune cells in infertile women

His research interests include non-coding RNA trophoblast and extracellular microvesicles, breast cancer in pregnancy, ovarian follicles, endometrium and toxicology.

Department of Obstetrics, Jena University Hospital

Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. physiol. Agnieszka Paradowska-Dogan

Talk: Novel methods of sperm cryopreservation. Report from Sperm Bank.

Laboratory director of the TFP Sperm Bank


Sunday 25.9.2022

14:00-16:30      Arrival

16:00-16:50      Registration

17:00-17:10      Welcome greetings (Kateřina Komrsková)

17:10-18:00      Keynote opening lecture (Lecture room)

                          Maciej Kurpisz: Covid 19, male immunity and vaccination influence reproductive success.
                          Chairpersons: Jana Pěknicová, Zdenka Ulčová-Gallová

18:00-18:30      Welcome drink and singing performance by Catherine Elizabeth Hort

                          1. M. Schneider-Trnavský: Ach, Janíčko, duša má (Czech folk song)
                          2. Giulio Catccini: Amor chattendi
                          3. Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg (music); Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich: (Czech lyrics): Tam za tou duhou (Classical interpretation)

18:30                 Dinner and Informal discussions

Monday 26.9.2022

8:00-9:00          Breakfast
9:00-09:50        State of the Art lecture (Lecture room)

                          Andreas Meinhardt: The immune system of the testis and epididymis - a (re)productive case?
                          Chairpersons: Kateřina Komrsková and Maciej Kurpisz

09:50-11:15      Lectures - block I (Lecture room)
                          Male fertility and sperm function

09:50-10:10      Sur Vishma Pratap: Pathophysiology and molecular insight of testicular germ cell tumour.

10:10-10:30      Ondřej Šimoník: Analysis of human sperm energy metabolism by Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzer.

10:30-10:50      Veronika Páleníková: Sialylation in seminal plasma glycoproteins as a marker of the ejaculate quality.

10:50-11:15      Agnieszka Paradowska-Dogan: Novel methods of sperm cryopreservation. Report from Sperm Bank.

11:15-11:45      Coffee break and visiting sponsors’ exhibition (Marble room)

11:45-12:45      Poster session (Marble room)

                          Introduction of posters - 1 minute presentation

Andrea Nesvadbová: Relationship of the Gain of Quality Embryos from Thawed Human Oocytes to Selected Factors: Age, BMI and Spermiogram.

Linda Dujíčková: Fluorescence assay as a tool for bovine oocyte viability assessment after vitrification.

Jana Jankovičová: Immunofluorescence and in silico analysis of the distribution of tetraspanins CD9, CD82 and CD63 in bovine ovaries.

Katarína Michálková: Evaluation of bull epididymal sperm glycocalyx changes using Nacetylglucosamine- binding lectins.

Denisa Jansova: Simultaneous detection of translational event of specific mRNA in oocytes and zygotes.

Irena Kratochvílová: The quality of oocyte meiotic spindle and its proximity to the polar body as markers for determination of optimal ICSI time – cohort study.

Ivana Dočkal: Role of Septin 12 in LINC complex formation in sperm of subfertile patients with motility and head defects.

Michaela Frolíková: Localization of importins in male germ cells and during sperm maturation using Structured Illumination Microscopy.

Pavlína Jursová: Effect of estrogens on in vitro models of testicular tissue and spermatogenesis.

Jana Vondráková: The Base excision repair machinery in oocytes and early embryos.

Barbara Schmidtová: Translational regulation of maternal mRNAs.

13:00                Lunch

14:30-17:25      Lectures - block II (Lecture room)
                          Female fertility and early embryo development

                         Chairpersons: Helena Fulková and Martin Anger

14:30-15:05      Kateřina Komrsková: FcRL3, named MAIA, is newly identified ligand for human sperm-oocyte membrane binding and fusion.

15:05-15:25      Helena Fulková: Altered Active Demethylation Process in Zygotes Lacking the Maternal Genome.

15:25-15:45      Lucie Knoblochová: Maternal CHK1 kinase and CDC25A phosphatase regulate DNA Integrity and cell cycle progression in early mouse embryos.

15:45-16:05      Martin Anger: Control of chromosome segregation during early development.

16:05-16:35      Coffee break, sponsors’ exhibition and posters (Marble room)

16:35-16:55      Žaneta Dzurillová: Abnormal Peripheral Natural Killer cell levels is useful as a biomarker in the women with recurrent miscarriages.

16:55-17:15      Zdeňka Ulčová-Gallová: Autoimmune disease and pregnancy, case report.

17:15-17:25      Sponsor’s presentation: Jiří Vašák - KRD (Lecture room)

17:25-18:15        Keynote closing lecture (Lecture room)

                          Udo Market: Endometrial NK and plasma cells in infertile women with RPL, RIF and chronic endometritis.
                          Chairpersons: Agnieszka Paradowska-Dogan and Andreas Meinhardt

19:00                Buffet dinner

20:00                Music entertainment

Tuesday 27.9.22

8:00-9:30          Breakfast and check out

9:30-12:00        Lectures - block III (Lecture room)
                          Sperm physiology

                          Chairpersons: Pavla Postlerová and František Liška

9:30-09:50        František Liška: Possible interaction of centrobin and nesprin 1 can contribute to head-tail coupling impaired in sperm of centrobin mutants.

09:50-10:10      Monika Vlčková: The mechanism of impaired formation of head-tail coupling apparatus in centrobin deficient acephalic spermatozoa sperm motility.

10:10-10:30      Ondřej Šanovec: LINC complex: The link between chromatin integrity and sperm motility.

10:30-10:50      Lukáš Děd: Estrogens alters histone-to-protamine transition process and epigenetic profiles in testis and sperm.

10:50-11:15      Pavla Postlerová: Changes in porcine sperm sialoglycoproteins during in vitro capacitation.

11:10-11:30      Natálie Zelenková: Study of the sperm-zona pellucida interaction.

11:30-11:40       Closing of symposium

12:00                  Lunch

13:00                  Departure



Doc. Dr. Kateřina Komrsková, Ph.D.,

Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences


MUDr. Jan Cibulka, Ph.D.,

Department of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine Charles University Pilsen




Liblice Chateau
Liblice 61
277 32 Liblice

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