MRC Centre for Reproductive Health

Research clinics

As part of the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health's commitment to research, a series of research clinics is on offer to the local scientific and clinical community.

Senior academics, postdoctoral scholars and current students present their work to the Little France community on Friday's, between 2-3pm in the Wellcome Auditorium of the Queen's Medical Research Institute

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Spring Series 2017


17 February 2017​

Marian Aldhous (Postdoctoral researcher)

"Is there an association between HPV infection and preterm birth?  A data-linkage study"

Lenka Hrabalkova (Postdoctoral researcher)

“Maternal loss of PABP4 results in intrauterine growth restriction and late gestational mortality modelling stillbirth- update”


24 February 2017​

Manuel Blesa (PhD)

"The effect of perinatal adversity on structural connectivity of the developing brain"

Michael Curley (PhD)

“Compensated Leydig Cell Failure in a Novel Mouse Model of Premature Ageing”


3 March 2017

Annalucia Darbey (PhD)

"Supporting Lifelong Androgen Profiles in Men through Repair or Regeneration of the Testicular Androgen Production Machinery”

Joni MacDonald (Postdoctoral researcher)

"The role of DMRT1 in human fetal testis development" 


10 March 2017

Pablo Hurtado (PhD)

“Consequences of fetal germ cell exposure to analgesics"

Etienne Dubiez  (Postdoctoral researcher)

“Can Histone Code-like switches govern the multifunctionality of RNA-binding proteins?”


17 March 2017 No research clinic - MSc Poster afternoon


24 March 2017

Anne Gannon (PhD)

“Androgen receptor signalling is essential for regression of the adrenal x-zone and regulation of the adrenal cortex in the Mouse”

Agi Swierczak (Postdoctoral researcher)

"Characterisation of monocytes and neutrophils in ovarian cancer"


31 March 2017  No research clinic


7 April 2017

Amy Lloyd (PhD)

"CNS regeneration is driven by microglia necroptosis and repopulation"

Gael Sugano (Postdoctoral researcher)

"Role of macrophage-derived Wnts in mouse mammary gland development"


14 April 2017 No research clinic


21 April 2017

Xue-Feng Li (Postdoctoral researcher)

“The role of macrophages in prostate cancer bone metastasis resistance to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).”

Syed Furquan Ahmad (Postdoctoral researcher)

“A role for the peritoneal mesothelium in the aetiology of endometriosis: does this offer new therapeutic targets?”


28 April 2017

Caterina Fazzi (PhD)

"Sedentary Behaviours in Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women"

Richard Smith (Postdoctoral researcher)

"Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression by DAZL and PABP"


5 May 2017

Lisa Campbell (PhD)

"Could gonadotrophin releasing hormone receptor antagonists be repurposed to treat ectopic pregnancy?"

Luca Cassetta (Postdoctoral researcher)

“Identification of a novel crosstalk between TAMs and cancer cells in human breast cancer”


12 May 2017

Nikki Graham (PhD)

"The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis and Chemotherapy Resistance"

Diane Rebourcet (Postdoctoral researcher)

"Role of the classical versus backdoor androgen pathways in testis function"


19 May 2017 

Ioannis Pavlidis (PhD)

"Cervical damage models for preterm birth studies"

Galadrielle Biver (Postdoctoral researcher)

“Role of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Bone Metastasis Progression and Prostate Cancer Resistance to Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)”


26 May 2017

Ally Dillenburg (PhD)

"Assessing the role of Activin receptors in driving myelin regeneration in the central nervous system"

Roseanne Rosario (Postdoctoral researcher)

"Regulation of DNA repair and apoptosis in early germ cells"


2 June 2017

Vix Monnelly (MD)


Marsida Hutka (PhD)

“Human prepubertal testis xenografting as a model for  fertility preservation”


9 June 2017 Alison Murray (Postdoctoral researcher) Karen Kilcoyne (Postdoctoral researcher)

16 June 2017 Laura O’Hara (Postdoctoral researcher) Ramya Bhatia (Senior Research Fellow)

23 June 2017 Esra Guc (Postdoctoral researcher) Rupsha Fraser (Postdoctoral researcher) 


Talks are open to all.