Two women using pipetts in a laboratory

Practical workshop on cryoconservation of animal genetic resources

Location: Luke, Alimentum, Myllytie 1, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland

Date: 3 April 2024 - 4 April 2024


NordGen and LUKE is arranging a hands-on workshop on cryoconservation of animal genetic resources. The workshop is targeting people working with animal conservation. If you’re interested in taking part, please contact NordGen Farm Animals through


Wednesday 3rd of April:

  • Morning session:
    • Mervi Honkatukia, NordGen Farm Animals: Opening of the NordFrost workshop.
    • Juha Kantanen, Luke: 40 years of conservation of Animal Genetic Resources in Finland
    • Lucy Morgan, UK National Livestock Biobank: Gene banking of somatic cell tissue biopsies
  • Lunch at Tietotalo
  • Afternoon session:
    • Hands-on in laboratory

Thursday 4th of April:

  • Morning session:
    • Signa Kallsoy Joensen, Faroese Horse Association: Conservation of Faroese Horse breed
    • Ian Mayer, NMBU: The CryoStore Doctoral Network: Germplasm cryopreservation and the conservation of Europe’s livestock biodiversity
    • Tullis Matson, Nature’s SAFE: Saving Wild & Endangered Animal Species From Extinction
    • Short presentations from stakeholders
  • Lunch at Tietotalo