MRC Centre for Reproductive Health
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The 2019/2020 Seminar Series

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




In line with public advice, the Centre for Reproductive Health has now cancelled all seminars going forward.

We do hope to initiate these once again once the situation improves.




Seminars are held in the Wellcome Lecture Theatre in the QMRI

Time 12.30-1.30pm unless otherwise stated.

“Chromatin regulation by cell growth, in proliferation and in pause”

Monday, 14 January 2019.  Dr Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu.  Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin

"The Study Of Mammary Epithelial Cell Differentiation Dynamics And Breast Cancer Development By Single Cell RNA Sequencing"

Monday, 21 January 2019.  Dr Walid Khaled.  Host: Bin-Zhi Qian

"Endogenous RNAi and other LTR-driven adaptations from mammalian oocytes"

Monday, 11 February 2019.  Prof Petr Svoboda.  Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin

"From blastocyst development to the window of implantation: lessons from blastoids solely made from stem cells."

Monday, 4 March 2019.  Prof Nicolas C Rivron.  Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin

“Whole exome sequencing of infertile males reveals key actors of sperm structure and sperm physiology.”

Monday, 13 May 2019.  Dr Christophe Arnoult.  Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin

“The BLIMP1 - EZH2 nexus in a non-Hodgkin lymphoma”

Monday, 20 May 2019.  Dr Erna Magnúsdóttir.  Host: Sona Relovska

“Vaginal microbiota-host interactions in pregnancy: the good, the bad and the ugly”

Friday, 31 May 2019, 2-3pm.  Dr David MacIntyre.  Host: Jeff Pollard

"Modelling and Targeting Advanced Prostate Cancer"

Monday 24 June, 2019. Professor Yuzhuo Wang  Host: Bin-Zhi Qian

“Organoids and Translational research of urological cancers”

Monday 1 July, 2019. Dr Marianna Kruithof-de Julio  Host: Bin-Zhi Qian

“The interplay between phosphorylation and ubiquitylation in regulating innate immunity”

Tuesday 30 July, 2019. Professor Sir Philip Cohen   Host: Jeff Pollard

“The Uterus as an Endocrine Organ”

Monday 19 August, 2019. Professor Elizabeth A. (Ebbie) Stewart  Host: Hilary Critchley

"Human placenta has no microbiome but can contain potential pathogens"

Wednesday 28 August, 2019, 1-2pm. Professor Steve Charnock-Jones  Host: Andrew Horne

“Ensemble and single molecule imaging in oligodendrocytes: New insights on myelin formation and injury.”

Monday 9 September, 2019. Dr Daniel Fulton Host: Veronica Miron

"Protecting the newborn brain: a journey from laboratory to clinical studies"

Friday 27 September, 2019, 2-3pm. Professor Nicola Jayne Robertson Host: James Boardman

"Cellular plasticity in wound repair and scarring."

Monday 30 September, 2019. Dr Tanya Shaw  Host: Bin-Zhi Qian

"Preventing Aneuploidy in Mouse Oocytes"

Monday 7 October, 2019. Dr Ian Adams  Host: Niki Gray

"Rethinking sex steroids: understanding the role of 11-oxygenated androgens"

Monday 14 October, 2019. Professor Karl Storbeck  Host: Ian Mason

"Mathematical modelling of the inflammatory response of the human endometrium at menstruation"

Monday 28 October, 2019. Dr Pauline Rüegg-Reymond  Host: Hilary Critchley

"Novel approaches to studying embryo-maternal interactions: Understanding life, the uterus, and everything."

Monday 4 November, 2019. Dr Niamh Forde  Host: Hilary Critchley

"Synthetic immune systems to outsmart cancer"

Monday 11 November, 2019. Professor Carl Figdor  Host: Luca Cassetta

"Tumor whole genome sequencing and liquid biopsy-based monitoring for optimal management of metastatic breast cancer"

Monday 18 November, 2019. Dr John Martens  Host: Bin-Zhi Qian

"17-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases and pre- receptor regulation of sex hormone action"

Monday 25 November, 2019. Professor Matti Poutanen  Host: Evan Simpson

"A Tale of Two Trials"

Monday 13 January, 2020. Professor Jane Daniels  Host: Andrew Horne

"Deciphering the tumor microenvironment by multiomics analyses"

Monday 20 January, 2020. Professor Massimiliano Pagani  Host: Luca Cassetta

“Engineering medical devices from the laboratory to the clinic: a translational perspective”

Monday 10 February, 2020, 10.30-11.30 Seminar Room 5, Chancellors Building. Dr Giuseppe Shiavone  Host: Fiona Denison

"Single-cell reconstruction of follicular remodelling in the human ovary" - CANCELLED

Monday 10 February, 2020. Professor S. M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin

"Development of new therapeutic strategies for endometriosis"

Monday 10 February, 2020, 2-3pm Mary Kinross Room. Professor Kanako Hayashi  Host: Andrew Horne

“Inequalities in maternal mortality – where do the problems really lie?”

Monday 17 February, 2020. Professor Marian Knight  Host: Andrew Horne

“Mechanisms underlying the programming of cardio-metabolic health by maternal obesity.”

Monday 24 February, 2020. Professor Susan Ozanne  Host: Niki Gray

"A multiomics approach to reveal the inflammation dynamics upon muscle tissue injury in mice"

Monday 2 March, 2020. Dr Nikolas Giannakis  Host: Jeff Pollard

CANCELLED "Dissecting the metastatic environment"

Monday 16 March, 2020. Dr Ilaria Malanchi   Host: Bin-Zhi Qian

Talk to be confirmed

Monday 27 April, 2020. Dr Joanna Kalucka   Host: Jackie Maybin

Talk to be confirmed

Monday 11 May, 2020. Professor Adele Marston   Host: Chih-Jen (Lance) Lin

Talk to be confirmed

Tuesday 30 June, 2020. Professor Julio Ghiso   Host: Jeff Pollard