January 17, 2014
The recent use of advanced proteomic approaches is clearly challenging the understanding of sperm biology. The group led by Dr. Rafael Oliva, Consultant in the Biomedical Diagnostic Center , within the IDIBAPS Molecular genetics Team, has provided in the recent years a series of original works about the composition and complexity of sperm. With a new review, published recently at Human Reproduction Update with Alexandra Amaral as its firs author, the team discusses various human sperm proteomic studies to create a compiled list of all the sperm proteins described to date and to re-assess the potential functional implications. The group also leads the Reprotrain project, funded by the European Commission.