Urban H. Besenfelder

Urban H. Besenfelder

Urban H. Besenfelder

Prof Urban H. Besenfelder, Dip.ECAR

Current position: Associated Professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna,

Reproduction Centre Wieselburg – RCW

 

Academic Credentials
1997 Assoc. Prof. (Habilitation in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna)
1991 Doctoral degree in Veterinary Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
1988 Approbation as Veterinarian, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
1983 – 1988 Study of Veterinary Medicine at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

 

Previous and Current Positions
2019-

2017-

2009-

Member of the Commission for Animal Experimentation of the Federal Government of Austria

Member of Ethical Committee of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Head of the “examination committee for Austria specialists of laboratory animals”

2003 Approval as ”Diplomat of the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine-ECLAM
2001- Member of the “examination committee for Austria specialists of laboratory animals”
2001- Evaluation of scientific national research units for experimental housing of laboratory animals, on behalf the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture
2000 Approval as ”Diplomat of the European College of
Animal Reproduction – ECAR
2000 Approval as veterinary medical specialist for Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, (Munich, Germany)
1999 – 2005 Head of bovine Embryo transfer unit (EU), Institute of  Biotechnology in Animal Production, IFA-Tulln, Austria, (AT-ET 9)
1997 Approval as veterinary medical specialist for Laboratory Animals (Vienna, AUSTRIA)
1997- Associated Professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
1996 Approval as veterinary medical specialist for Animal Breeding (Vienna, AUSTRIA)
1994 – Group leader at the Institute of Biotechnology in Animal Production at the Department of Agrobiotechnology (IFA Tulln), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
1991-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Molecular Animal Breeding, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

 

Research Interests

• Comparative study of early embryo development in vitro vs in vivo

• Development innovative reproduction techniques for oocyte and embryo recovery and embryo transfer

• Biotechnology using laboratory and transgenic farm animals as bioreactors

• Embryo maternal cross talk

• Endocrinology of follicular development

• Oocyte Maturation in vitro vs. in vivo

• Cryobiology of gametes and embryos