In addition to scientific work, resulting in publishing in international journals / conference proceedings, the SARM project was also active in disseminating the results of the research activities by giving oral presentations at seminars and conferences, as well as preparing and presenting posters.

As an illustration, only during the second 24-month period of the Project from January 2015 – December 2016, >60 oral and poster presentations were given/presented. Just as a reference, at the same time >20 international peer-reviewed scientific journal articles were published; additionally, based on SARM final outputs, twelve (12) additional manuscripts were prepared, to be published in 2017; and 10s of national media press releases/coverages were similarly published.



6th IVI International Congress on 23-25 April 2015 in Alicante, Spain - Signe Altmäe - POSTER PRESENTATION (and publication in 6th IVI International Congress abstract book): “Endometrial gene expression analysis in natural cycle vs. Hormonally replaced cycle for frozen embryo transfer in patients with recurrent implantation failure”

32nd ESHRE Annual Meeting on 03-06 July 2016 in Helsinki, Finland - Mariann Koel - ORAL PRESENTATION: BMP-mediated trophoblast differentiation in hESCs”

ASHG Annual Meeting on 18-22 October 2016 in Vancouver, Canada - Mariann Koel - POSTER PRESENTATION: “Opposing effects of FGF2 and TGF-β/Activin/Nodal signalling inhibition on BMP-mediated trophoblast differentiation in hESCs”

Translational Reproductive Biology and Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology Conference on 17-20 November 2016 in New York, USA - Signe Altmäe - POSTER PRESENTATION (and publication in JARG journal issue in 2017): “Meta-signature of human endometrial receptivity: meta-analysis and validation study”. Direct connection to WP3. The poster received the Young Investigator Award 1st Place!


XXIII Nordic Fertility Society Meeting in August 2015 in Reykjavík, Iceland - David Blesa - PRESENTATION: " Endometrial Receptivity and Biomarkers"

Hong Kong University – Queen Mary Hospital Assisted Reproduction Programme. 30th Anniversary Celebration Symposium in December 2016 in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China - David Blesa - PRESENTATION: "Omics of endometrial receptivity"

19th annual conference of the Japan Society of Asisted Reproduction in October 2016 in Kobe, Japan - David Blesa - PRESENTATION: "Identifying the personalized window of implantation"


EstSHG 18th annual conference on 13-14 October 2016 in Pärnu, Estonia - Triin Laisk-Podar - ORAL PRESENTATION: "Genetic testing of female fertility potential – a new tool for family planning?" & Agne Velthut-Meikas - ORAL PRESENTATION: "Ovarian molecular biomarkers and their use in IVF"

7th International School of Young Scientists in Molecular Genetics and Biology of Living Systems on 14-18 November 2016 in  Zvenigorod, Russia -  Olga Žilina -  POSTER PRESENTATION: “Non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidies: implementation in Estonia”

3rd European Congress of Endometriosis on November 2016 in Budapest, Hungary - Merli Saare -  POSTER PRESENTATION: “Altered complement activation in endometriosis” (Kristi Anderson, Merli Saare, Viktorija Kukuškina, Annemari Roost, Külli Samuel, Ülle Kadastik, Liis Järva, Andres Salumets, Maire Peters)


19th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy on 12-15 July 2015 in Washington, USA -  J. Vermeesch - INVITED SPEAKER of the pre-conference course: Course 1B – Dynamics and Ethics of Advanced Technologies in Prenatal, Preimplantation and Preconception Testing, Part II: “Arrays and single-cell sequencing in preimplantation genetic diagnosis”; Course 3: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis at 25 years: “Pitfalls of whole genome amplification”

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting on 16-25 October 2016 in Vancouver, Canada - Joris Vermeesch - INVITED SPEAKER on the theme “Zygotes segregate entire parental genomes in distinct blastomere lineages causing cleavage stage chimaerism and mixoploidy”

International Conference on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) on 11 October 2016 in Regenzburg,
Germany - Joris Vermeesch - INVITED SPEAKER on the theme "Future prospects of single-cell genomics in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis"

… And many more since 1 January 2013, the start of the SARM project