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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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You are invited to a seminar in ABBL:


Date:                           Friday, July 26, 2013

Time:                           11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Place:                          Building 200, Conference Room 220, BARC-East    

Topic/Title:                Application of primordial germ cell in poultry  




Dr. Jae Yong Han, Director of The Institute of Animal Science and

Technology and Director WCU Program in Biomodulation, both at the

Seoul National University, Korea


Dr. Han developed the embryonic germ (EG) cell lines from PGCs in chickens for the development of germline-competent stem cells and established an efficient system for the production of transgenic birds. He has improved the avian transgenic methodology by reporting “PiggyBac Transposition into Primordial Germ Cells is an Efficient Tool for Transgenesis in Chickens” and now, he is extending his knowledge to preserve endangered wild birds.  As a part of the grand project, he was the first to successfully produce interspecies germline chimeras; germline chimeric chickens received transplanted PGCs from Korean ring-neck pheasant embryos produced pheasant progeny. He considers this strategy could be the foundation for the cloning and conservation of endangered wild birds approaching extinction.


If you have any questions or would like to meet with Dr. Han, please  contact Le Ann Blomberg ( or 504-6338).



Le Ann Blomberg, Ph.D.

Research Leader


Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory

Beltsville, MD

Ph.# 301-504-6338

Cell Ph. # 240-499-9538

Fax # 301-504-8623

Last Modified: 7/25/2013