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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.



In line with public advice, the Centre for Reproductive Health has now cancelled all in-person research clinic talks going forward.

The CRH has initiated a virtual research clinic series presented by centre academics and researchers as below.  This will be populated as details develop.



Senior academics, postdoctoral researchers and current students present their work to the Little France community on the dates shown, between 2-3pm (unless otherwise stated) online, using MS Teams.


2020 Virtual Autumn RESEARCH CLINICS



11 September 2020

John Reynolds-Wright (PhD)     

"Keeping the show on the road - the impact of covid-19 on two clinical trials"

Kirsten Wilson (PhD)

"When is a giant panda fertile?"


25 September 2020

Dr Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin

"The H3.3 chaperone Hira complex orchestrates oocyte developmental competence"


2 October 2020

Mathias Lorbeer (PhD)

“The role of PABP4 in intra-uterine growth restriction and stillbirth”

Roseanne Rosario (Postdoctoral Researcher)

"BOLL: The next player in a DAZLing story"


9 October 2020

Gemma Sullivan (PhD)

"An integrated study of placenta, blood and brain MRI implicates IL-8 dysregulation in preterm brain injury."


16 October 2020

Michael Curley (Postdoctoral Researcher) 

“Leukemia Inhibitory Factor Signalling in Leydig Cells Regulates Gonadotrophin-stimulated Testosterone Synthesis”

Xue-Feng Li (Postdoctoral Researcher)

“Macrophage promotion of anti-androgen resistance in prostate cancer bone metastasis”


23 October 2020

Emma Johns (PhD)   

"Prevalence and Mechanisms of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Obese Pregnant Women"      

Manuel Blesa (Postdoctoral Researcher)

"Myelin-weighted imaging of the neonatal brain"


30 October 2020

Professor Rod  Mitchell

"To biopsy, or not to biopsy, that is the question!"


13 November 2020

Esra Guc (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Gabriele Matilionyte (PhD)


27 November 2020

Dahlia Doughty Shenton (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Hristina Gyurova (PhD)


4 December 2020

The Scottish Human Papillomavirus Investigators Network (SHINe)


11 December 2020

Lindsay Forbes  (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Marta Horcas Lopez (PhD)


18 December 2020

Etienne Dubiez (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Aleks Tsolova (PhD)



Links to join the talks are made available to local staff and students once arranged.