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The 2017 2018 seminar series

Informative seminars hosted by, and for, the Centre for Reproductive Health team.

Seminars are held in the Wellcome Auditorium, QMRI

Time 12.30-1.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Monday 4 September, 2017

Title: Novel approaches to treat preeclampsia: new drugs to new delivery

Dr Natalie Hannan

Host: Lisa Campbell



Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Title: The placenta as a determinant of adult health outcomes: focusing in on feto-placental vasculature

Dr Caitlin Wyrwoll

Host: With CVS


Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Title: Postpartum intrauterine contraception

Prof Paul Blumentha

Host: Richard Anderson



Monday 25 September, 2017

Title: Steroid sulfatase inhibitors as therapeutic agents and beyond…

Dr Atul (Alan) Purohi

Host: Ian Mason


Monday 9 October, 2017

To be held in the Mary Kinross Room

Title: The bone microenvironment as a master regulator of tumour growth and response to therapy

Ingunn  Holden and Russel Hughes

Host: Bin-Zhi Qian



Monday 23 October, 2017

Title: Modulating the tumor stroma as a cancer treatment strategy

Dr Ping Pui Wong

Host: Bin-Zhi Qian


Monday 6 November, 2017

Title: Clearance of acutely senescent decidual cells by uterine natural killer cells is critical for successful embryo implantation

Prof Jan Brosens

Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin



Monday 13 November, 2017

Title: Roles and signaling pathways regulated by glucocorticoids during fetal lung development’   

Prof Tim Cole

Host: With CVS


Monday 11 December, 2017

Title: Cancer metabolism in the metastatic niche

Dr Sarah-Maria Fendt

Host: Bin-Zhi Qian



Monday 22 January, 2018

Title: Temporal trends in the incidence of molecular subtypes of breast cancer, do reproductive risk factors play a role?

Dr Jonine Figueroa

Host: Jeffrey Pollard


Monday 12 February, 2018

Title: The GL Brown Prize Lecture

Dr Rachel Tribe

Host: Jeff Pollard



Monday 12 March, 2018

Title: You are firing up: fueling host anti-tumor immunity to shift immune states in cold tumors

Dr Ping-Chih Ho from University of Lausanne Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Lausanne

Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin


Monday 26 March, 2018

Title: Regulation of myeloid cell functions via sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectins, Siglecs.

Prof Paul Crocker School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee

Host: Jeff Pollard



Monday 23 April, 2018

Title: The many guises of female fertility preservation

Dr Suzannah Williams

Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin


Monday 30 April, 2018

Title: Hosting the G L Brown Prize Lecture:How to expect the unexpected: Prediction and prevention of preterm birth

Dr Rachel Tribe

Host: Jeff Pollard



Monday 7 May, 2018

Title: An expanding job description for the Zinc finger transcriptional repressor Blimp1/Prdm1

Prof Liz Robertson

Host: Jeff Pollard


Monday 14 May, 2018

Title: Developmental origin and functional heterogeneity of macrophages

Prof Christian Schulz

Host: Bin-Zhi Qian



Monday 21 May, 2018

Title: Effects of ionising radiation on brain metastasis-associated inflammation

Dr Lisa Sevenich

Host: Bin-Zhi Qian


Monday 28 May, 2018

Title: Non ATG translation of expanded CGG repeats is pathogenic in the neurodegenerative Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS)

Dr Nicolas Charlet-Berguerand

Host: Roseanne Rosario/Richard Anderson



Monday 11 June, 2018

Title: 65 years after Medawar: mechanisms of immune adaptation to pregnancy

Prof Ana Claudia Zenclussen

Host: Rupsha Fraser


Monday 27 August, 2018

Title: Of Wnt and Waste: stories on Wnt signaling and a recent form autophagy

Dr Andreas Jenny

Host: Jeff Pollard



Monday 17 September, 2018

Title: Vascular Immuno-modulation in Cancer

Prof Gabriele Bergers

Host: Jeff Pollard


Thursday 20 September, 2018

Title: New concepts in breast cancer endocrinology

Prof  Richard Santen

Host: Evan Simpson



Monday 1 October, 2018

Title: Unravelling the role of androgens in PCOS

Dr Kirsty Walters

Host: Douglas Gibson


Monday 15 October, 2018

Title: The endometrial scratch in clinical practice

Dr Mostafa Metwally

Host: Andrew Horne



Monday 22 October, 2018

Title: Regulation of RNA processing and signalling by RNA-binding proteins.

Dr Grajcan Michlewski

Host: Niki Gray


Monday 29 October, 2018

Title: How do miRNAs work?

Prof  Martin Bushell

Host: Niki Gray



Thursday 1 November, 2018

Mary Kinross Room 16.00 – 17.00

Title: Move Over, Mice:  Integration of Systems Biology with Tissue Engineering to Humanize Gynecology Research and Drug Development

Prof Linda Griffith

Host: Hilary Critchley


Monday 5 November, 2018

Title: Ageing men, their selfish testes, new mutations and human disease

Prof Anne Goriely

Host: Rod Mitchell



Monday 19 November, 2018

Title: Bench and Population Science Collaborative Opportunities in Endometriosis

Prof  Stacey A. Missmer

Host: Andrew Horne


Monday 26 November, 2018

Title: "Chromatin based control of germ cell and early embryonic development in mice"

Dr Antoine H. F. M. Peters

Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin



Wednesday 28 November, 2018


Title: From oocyte to embryo implantation: genomic studies in reproductive medicine

Prof  Andres Salumets

Host: Andrew Horne


Tuesday 11 December, 2018


Title: Estrogen receptor functional domains: Biological activities and clinical consequences

Prof Kenneth Korach

Host: Jeff Pollard



Monday 17 December, 2018

Title: Stimulation of early placental development through a trophoblast-endometrial dialogue

Prof Graham Burton

Host: Rupsha Fraser


Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Title: Managing menopause after cancer: A new model of care

Prof Martha Hickey

Host: Richard Anderson