Prof. Dr. Fabiana de Andrade Melo Sterza

+49 38208 68-602
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Research interests

  • In vitro embryo production
  • Bovine embryo development
  • Embryo Metabolism
  • Embryo Cryopreservation
  • Folliculogenesis
  • Heat Stress
  • Artificial Insemination

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2019-today: Visiting scientist Institute of Reproductive Biology, FBN-Dummerstorf
  • 2010-present: Professor of Agricultural Science at the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Aquidauana, Brazil
  • 2011-2012: Visiting scientist (3 months) Institute of Reproductive Biology, FBN-Dummerstorf
  • 2008-2011: Post-Doc Department of Reproduction, State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil
  • 2004-2008: Professor at the Veterinary College of the Private University of North Paraná (UNOPAR), Arapongas, Brazil
  • 2000-2003: Doctorate at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover/Institute of Reproductive Biology, FBN-Dummerstorf/Besamungsverein Neustadt an der Aisch
  • 1999-2000: Internship at the Besamungsverein Baden-Württemberg-Süd, Herbertingen
  • 1994-1999: Studies of veterinary medicine at the State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil

Publications

Pereira, D.; Cardoso, C. T.; Silva, W.A.L.; Souza Cáceres, M. B.; Santos, M.; Pöhland, R.; Couto, A.; Moslaves Bonfá, I.; Toffoli Kadri, M.; Melo Sterza, F. A. (2020):
Production of in vitro bovine embryos supplemented with l-carnitine in different oxygen tensions and the relation to nitric oxide. Zygote 28 (5): 403-408
Souza-Cacares, M. B.; Fialho, A. L. L.; Silva, W. A. L.; Cardoso, C. J. T.; Pohland, R.; Martins, M. I. M.; Melo-Sterza, F. A. (2019):
Oocyte quality and heat shock proteins in oocytes from bovine breeds adapted to the tropics under different conditions of environmental thermal stress. Theriogenology 130: 103-110
Cardoso, C. T.; de Lima, A. C. B.; da Silva, W. A. L.; Souza-Caceres, M. B.; Pereira, D. M.; de Oliveira, M. V. M.; Nogueiras, E.; Melo-Sterza, F. D. (2019):
Supplementation of cows with linseed: effects on antral follicle count, oocyte quality, and nutritional and plasma metabolite parameters. Semina-Ciencias Agrarias 40: 2637-2650
Cardoso, C. J. T.; de Oliveira, J. S.; Kischel, H.; da Silva, W. A. L.; Arruda, E. D. D.; Souza-Caceres, M. B.; de Oliveira, F. A. M.; Nogueira, E.; Nogueira, G. D.; Melo-Sterza, F. D. (2018):
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) as a predictor of antral follicle population in heifers. Animal Reproduction 15: 12-16
Fialho, A. L. L.; Souza-Caceres, M. B.; Silva, W. A. L.; Arruda, E. D. S.; Kischel, H.; Ribeiro-Ferreira, M. G. C.; Medeiros, C. F.; Silva, J. R.; Oliveira, M. V. M.; Ferraz, A. L. J.; Melo-Sterza, F. A. (2018):
Effect of acute and chronic caloric heat stress on oocyte quality of adapted breeds cattle. Arquivo Brasileiro De Medicina Veterinaria E Zootecnia 70: 64-72
Cardoso, C. T.; de Lima, A. C. B.; Nogueira, E.; de Oliveira, M. V. M.; Melo-Sterza, F. D. (2018):
Performance and digestive characteristics in dairy cattle maintained under grazing regime and supplemented with linseed. Semina-Ciencias Agrarias 39: 1805-1818
Ferreira, M. G. C. R.; Souza-Caceres, M. B.; Oliveira-Brochado, N. C. d.; Oliveira Junior, J. S.; Oliveira, M. V. M. d.; Melo-Sterza, F. d. A.; de A. Melo-Sterza, F.; de Oliveira-Brochado, N. C.; de Oliveira, M. V. M. (2017):
Follicular dynamics of induced estrus of females from the Pantaneira breed. Acta Veterinaria Brasilica 11: 133-136
Souza-Caceres, M. B.; Melo-Sterza, F. d. A.; de A. Melo-Sterza, F. (2017):
Methylation of histones in mammalian oocytes and embryos Metilacao de histonas em oocitos e embrioes mamiferos. Revista Brasileira de Reproducao Animal 41: 620-627
Caceres, M. B. S.; da Silva, W. A. L.; de Lima, A. C. B.; de Oliveira, J. S.; Cardoso, C. J. T.; dos Santos, J. V.; Andrade, E. R.; Franco, M. M.; Poehland, R.; Sterza, F. D. M. (2016):
Trimethylation of histone 3 at lysine 4 in cryopreserved bovine embryos produced in vivo with sexed semen. Theriogenology 86: 1944-1952
de Oliveira, J. S.; Cardoso, C. T.; da Silva, W. A. L.; Kischel, H.; Souza, M. B.; Andrade, E. R.; Nogueira, E.; Silva-Santos, K. C.; Seneda, M. M.; Melo-Sterza, F. D. (2015):
Antral follicles population in heifers and cows of Nelore and Girolando breeds. Semina-Ciencias Agrarias 36: 3741-3749
Oliveira, N. M. d.; Rezende, M. P. G. d.; Abreu, U. G. P.; Rosa, A. d. N.; Sterza, F. d. A. M.; Fialho, A. L. L.; de A. M. Sterza, F.; de Oliveira, N. M.; de Rezende, M. P. G. (2015):
Environmental effects on reproductive performance of Nellore cows widely raised in the Cerrado/Pantanal ecotone. Acta Scientiarum - Animal Sciences 37: 77-82
da Silva, B. A.; de Oliveira, M. V. M.; Maltempi, P.; Luz, D. F.; Sterza, F. D. M.; de Vargas, F. M.; Biazolli, W. (2015):
Performance of dairy cows fed sugar cane associated with urea and treated with calcium oxide in region of the Upper Pantanal Sul-Mato-Grossense. Semina-Ciencias Agrarias 36: 2317-2328
Blaschi, W.; Lunardelli, P. A.; Marinho, L. S. R.; Max, M. C.; Santos, G. M. G.; Silva-Santos, K. C.; Melo-Sterza, F. A.; Baldassarre, H.; Rigo, T. R.; Seneda, M. M. (2014):
Effects of progestagen exposure duration on estrus synchronization and conception rates of crossbreed ewes undergoing fixed time artificial insemination. Journal of Veterinary Science 15: 433-437
Max, M. C.; Santos, G. M. G.; Morotti, F.; Silva-Santos, K. C.; Melo-Sterza, F. A.; Barreiros, T. R. R.; Seneda, M. M. (2013):
Evaluation of estradiol benzoate as a pre-treatment for oocyte recovery in sheep. Semina-Ciencias Agrarias 34: 3917-3921
Andrade, E. R.; van den Hurk, R.; Lisboa, L. A.; Hertel, M. F.; Melo-Sterza, F. A.; Moreno, K.; Bracarense, A. P. F. R. L.; Landim-Alvarenga, F. C.; Seneda, M. M.; Alfieri, A. A. (2012):
Effects of ascorbic acid on in vitro culture of bovine preantral follicles. Zygote 20: 379-388
Max, M. C.; Santos, G. M. G.; Melo-Sterza, F. A.; Silva-Santos, K. C.; Morotti, F.; Basso, A. C.; Pontes, J. H. F.; Baldassarre, H.; Seneda, M. M. (2012):
In vitro embryo production in sheep: Pregnancy after long periods of oocyte and embryo transport. Small Ruminant Research 105: 286-289
Silva-Santos, K. C.; Santos, G. M. G.; Siloto, L. S.; Hertel, M. F.; Andrade, E. R.; Rubin, M. I. B.; Sturion, L.; Melo-Sterza, F. A.; Seneda, M. M. (2011):
Estimate of the population of preantral follicles in the ovaries of Bos taurus indicus and Bos taurus taurus cattle. Theriogenology 76: 1051-1057
Pontes, J. H. F.; Sterza, F. A. M.; Basso, A. C.; Ferreira, C. R.; Sanches, B. V.; Rubin, K. C. P.; Seneda, M. M. (2011):
Ovum pick up, in vitro embryo production, and pregnancy rates from a large-scale commercial program using Nelore cattle (Bos indicus) donors. Theriogenology 75: 1640-1646
Santos, G. M. G.; Silva-Santos, K. C.; Melo-Sterza, F. A.; Mizubuti, I. Y.; Moreira, F. B.; Seneda, M. M. (2011):
Reproductive performance of ewes treated with an estrus induction/synchronization protocol during the spring season. Animal Reproduction (Belo Horizonte) 8: 3-8
dos Santos, G. M. G.; Silva-Santos, K. C.; Melo-Sterza, F. A.; Mizubuti, I. Y.; Moreira, F. B.; Seneda, M. M. (2011):
Reproductive performance of woolly and hairless crossbred ewes treated with an exogenous progestagen and eCG hormone during the non-breeding season. Semina-Ciencias Agrarias 32: 723-731