Domestic Animal Biomedical Embryology Committee

The aim of the DABE Committee is to serve as an informational resource for studies of embryological and developmental biology performed in domestic species that work toward developing biomedical models for pre-clinical and translational research.

These include the derivation, characterization and differentiation of farm- and companion-animal stem cells in order to provide a model for the development of cell-based therapies, the use of transgenesis and cloning for the generation of innovative biomedical models, and other research with similar scope.

The committee will also provide a forum in which to exchange information on funding opportunities and help create partnerships aimed at producing proposals for international grants.

The gathering of an international group of scientists in this field, in conjunction with other committees, will help in clearly defining international regulatory requirements for the safe and legal transport of tissues and cell lines for research purposes.

The DABE Committee will regularly communicate its activities through the IETS web site to the IETS membership.

Current composition of the DABE Committee

Marcia Almeida Monteriro Melo Ferraz (Germany/Brazil - Chair)
Jorge A. Piedrahita (USA/Colombia - Past chair)
Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes (Spain)
Beatriz Rodriguez Alonso (Ireland - Morulas)
Carol B Hanna (USA)
Pablo Ross (USA)

Terms of Reference

The DABE committee organizes scientific events during the IETS annual meetings. If you want to be involved in the organization of these events through a few email messages each year please contact the chair, Marcia Ferraz.

Antibody Database

This is a list of antibodies that different Members of DABE have compiled from their direct experience. The aim is to give an independent evaluation of each antibody in our species of interest for which, usually, direct data are rare. Obviously these data are to be intended as an indication of successful and failed antibodies since several variables apply and may have substantial effects on the final results. The present version is a work in progress and we aim to improve it by adding details and sample pictures. Above all, our scope is to start a permanent workshop where everybody is welcome to add his/her experience and by doing it building an increasingly useful resource.

For comments, suggestions, and additional material please contact the DABE chair.

Antibody Database