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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.

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) in the Wellcome Auditorium of the Queen's Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh bioQuarter.

View the location of the Queens Medical Research Institute.

The Spring Research Clinics in 2019 will include talks from postdoctoral researchers and students. 

Each speaker is allotted a 20 minute slot (15 mins talk and 5 mins for questions) with a focus on their current research.




29 March 2019

Michael Curley (Postdoc)

"Dissecting Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) Signalling in the Testis"

Mila Maidarti (PhD) 

"The effects of pharmacological primordial follicle activation on DNA damage response of bovine ovarian follicles in vitro."  

Mathias Lorbeer (PhD)

"How does dysfunction of PABP4 regulated RNAs cause IUGR and stillbirth?"


12 April 2019

Manuel Blesa (Postdoc) 

"Structural brain network properties of the preterm born infants at term equivalent age"   

Elly Whitaker (PhD) 

"The PIPIN Trial: A Feasibility Trial of Pravastatin for the Prevention of Preterm Birth"

Agi Swierczak (Postdoc)

"Circulating neutrophil transcriptomes and phenotypes are altered in breast cancer patients"


10 May 2019

Esra Guc (Postdoc)  

"Exploring the role of extracellular matrix in macrophage-mediated breast cancer metastasis"

Michelle Cooper (PhD)

"Improving access to immediate postpartum intrauterine contraception (PPIUC)"

Carmen Huesa (Postdoc) 

"MSC derived pre-osteoblast promote bone metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer"


24 May 2019

Kirsten Wilson (PhD)  

"A giant panda pregnancy test" 

Bethan Dean (MD)  

“Investigating the effect of preterm birth on social cognition through early childhood”       

Amy Robinson (PhD)

"Regulation of monocytes in breast cancer "


7 June 2019

Gabrielle Matilionyte (PhD)    

Jingang Huang (Postdoc) 

Sara van Boeckel (PhD)


21 June 2019

Luca Cassetta (Postdoc)        

David Stoye (PhD)           

Nikki Graham (PhD)


Talks are open to all.