Who we are

Founded in Amsterdam for its European regional office, I-ARKS is the first worldwide start-up & innovator platform in space and medicine  improving nature’s health.

The initiative came after a thorough analysis of the causes of the reported biodiversity loss over the last 40 years as well as the exploration of opportunities to build new and effective solutions and wins.

One of I-ARKS’ main objectives is to make an exportable, large scale high quality and safe backup of animal life on earth. This will be linked to significant multi-sectorial economic benefits.

Volunteers and sponsors have prepared the initial phases of the project. These count some of the top expert veterinarians in the field of reproductive biology and technology, competences that are key and central in reaching the objectives of I-ARKS. The network includes various organisations and people with a background in the world of academia, business, law, space as well as communication specialists.

Scientific experts

Dr. Cristiane Sella Paranzini, DVM, PhD student

Department of Animal Reproduction and Veterinary Radiology-UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil

Prof. Maricy Apparicio, DVM, PhD

Animal Science - UNIFRAN & Department of Preventive Medicine & Animal Reproduction-UNESP Jaboticabal, Brazil

Prof. Irma Oskam, DVM, PhD

Head of Department, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway,

Prof. Maria Alejandra Stornelli, DVM, PhD

National University of La Plata, Argentina

Prof. Claus Yding Andersen

Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital & University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Ticiana Franco, DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Science, UECE, Brazil

Dr. Fernanda Maria de Carvalho, DVM

Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, US

Dr. Raquel Castro, DVM, MS

Department of Preventive Medicine and Animal Reproduction, UNESP, Jaboticabal, Brazil

Prof. José Mauricio Barbanti Duarte, DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Science, UNESP Jaboticabal, Brazil

Prof. Valeria Conforti, DVM, PhD

Animal Science Graduate Program- UNIFRAN, Brazil

Prof. Fabiana Ferreira de Souza, DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Reproduction and Veterinary Radiology-UNESP Botucatu, Brazil

Dr. Diogo Cristo Silva, DVM, MS

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anestesiology-UNESP Botucatu, Brazil

Dr. Rodrigo Teixeira, DVM, MS

Quinzinho de Barros Municipal Zoo – Sorocaba, Brazil

Dr. Maria Isabel Mello Martins, DVM, PhD

Department of Veterinary Clinics – Small Animal Theriogenology, Londrina State University-UEL , Brazil

Prof. Guilherme Schiess Cardoso, DVM, PhD

Department of Veterinary Clinics - Anesthesiology, Londrina State University-UEL , Brazil

Dr. Jaqueline Muniz, DVM, MS

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anestesiology-UNESP Botucatu, Brazil

Prof. Mayra Elena Ortiz D'Avila Assumpção, DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Reproduction, University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil

Viviana Mucci, PhD student

Antwerp University Research centre for Equilibrium and Aerospace (AUREA) & Laboratory of Biomedical Physics (BIMEF), Belgium

Honorary Prof. Pierre Rochus, PhD

Member of ESA SWWT Steering Board Chairman of Space Universities Administrative Committee, IAFASTRO

Dr. Ingrid Beatrice Macenta, DVM

Department of Animal Science, UNESP Jaboticabal, Brazil

Prof. Alexandre Rodrigues Silva, DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Reproduction, UFERSA, Brazil

Prof. Lúcia Daniel Machado Silva, DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Reproduction, UECE, Brazil

Dr. Daniela Mello, DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Reproduction, University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil

Prof. Daniel Bartoli de Souza, DVM, PhD

Federal University of Goias, Brazil

Prof. Fernando Mesquita, DVM, PhD

University of Pampas, Brazil

Dr. Juliana Sihnorini, DVM, PhD

ICMBio, Brazil

Prof. Vicente José de Figueirêdo Freitas, DVM, PhD

Ceara State University /FAVET

Prof. Rodrigo del Rio Do Valle, DVM, PhD

ICS/ Paulista University Director at Wildlife Management consulting Coordenator - Biopesca Institute

Dr. Elke Smits, PhD

Scientific advisor biobanking, Belgium

Dr. Laura Kahn, MD, MPH

Scientific Advisor, One Health, US Co-founder Onehealthinitiative.com

Dr. Luciana Diniz Rola, DVM, PhD

Marsh Deer Conservation Centre, Brasil

Dr. Zoran Katrinka, DVM, PhD

Program Director, One health, Serbia

Prof. Gaia Cecilia Luvoni, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Prof. Michelle Brasil, DVM, PhD

Universade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Fernanda da Cruz Landim e Alvarengan DVM, PhD

Department of Animal Reproduction and Veterinary Radiology, São Paulo State University , São Paulo

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