Centre for Reproductive Health


Archive news and public engagement updates from the Centre for Reproductive Health in 2019.

New publication offers major insight into leading cause of cancer deaths

Professor Jeffrey Pollard has collaborated on a key publication which offers greater understanding of how cancer spreads throughout the human body and documents new research developments which may lead to more targeted treatments.

Professor Fiona Denison’s appointment to the Directorship of the Edinburgh Tommy’s Centre

Fiona presented a very exciting plan with the support of the CMVM, for the development of a new passage in Tommy’s research.

Robin Sellar

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health are sad to share news that the Centre’s much valued colleague, Robin Sellar has passed away after a long illness.

Specialist clinic adapts pregnancy care to address changing needs due to obesity

The Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH)’s Professor Fiona Denison and her maternal health team recently appeared on BBC Breakfast showcasing the multidisciplinary care they offer to women carrying too much weight during pregnancy.

Healthcare Technologies for Global Health in Africa’ workshop a collaborative success in Uganda

Fiona Denison, Professor of Translational Obstetrics at the University’s MRC Centre for Reproductive Health successfully led a 3 day workshop in Kampala, Uganda from 27 – 29 May resulting in 3 promising maternal health projects in the region.

Clinical trial testing male contraceptive gel begins

Clinical trials testing the effectiveness of the male contraceptive gel, ‘NEST/T’ began on 22 June 2019.

CRH welcome budding young scientists to MRC Festival 2019

The Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Festival of Medical Research took place around the UK and Africa from 13-23 June 2019, an initiative where MRC-funded units, centres and institutes showcased their work through events and activities.

Innovation awards celebrate entrepreneurs

Students, staff and recent graduates have been recognised in the University’s innovation awards.

Jeff Pollard and Luca Cassetta publish paper in Cancer Cell

Agi Swierczak is the artist who designed the cover that was accepted by the journal.

Video created to showcase COST Action Mye-EUNITER project

A cleverly constructed eight minute video has been created to showcase the knowledge and new protocols developed by the COST Action Mye-EUNITER team over the last four years.

CRH’s Dr Rod Mitchell receives UKRI Future Leader Fellowship

Science Minister announces first wave of Future Leaders Fellowships, helping researchers and innovators become world-leaders in their fields.

Filmed footage of 40 years of IVF event, featuring CRH’s Professor Colin Duncan

MRC CRH’s Professor Colin Duncan appeared on the panel for this Progress Educational Trust event, which took place earlier this year.

Dr Roseanne Rosario appears in Wellbeing of Women video blog

CRH’s Roseanne Rosario has been selected to feature in one of the Wellbeing of Women videos created for their website.

CRH and CIR Professors lead EISF Endometriosis event, “The Bloody Truth”

As part of this year’s EISF, Professor and Professor Andrew Horne (CRH) and Philippa Saunders (CIR) led a roundtable discussion and extensive Q and A with members of the public focusing on the health condition endometriosis.

Prof Hilary Critchley appears in Women in Science exhibition at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Hilary Critchley has the great honour of featuring in a new multi-media exhibition at RSE, featuring some of the country’s leading scientists.

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health takes part in EISF Medical Frontiers at NMS

A group of researchers from CRH ran an interactive stand on 19 and 20 April at National Museum of Scotland, as part of 2019’s Edinburgh International Science Festival.

CRH researchers are named WOW Heroes

Wellbeing of Women has been funding high-quality research into women’s reproductive health for over 50 years.

Immune cells key to predicting cancer outcomes

Scientists have identified key changes in immune cells within cancerous tumours that could help improve the development of treatments.

Rod Mitchell’s fertility preservation comments in national press

These comments follow from a study published in US publication (Science) which highlighted the first live birth of a primate following transplantation of prepubertal testicular tissue.

National endometriosis exhibition launches, featuring Professor Andrew Horne

In partnership with Endometriosis UK, Standard Life wants to shine a light on this invisible illness that affects 1 in 10 women.

Naftolin award for mentorship

Professor Jane Norman, from MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, received the Naftolin award for mentorship at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), which was held from March 12th to March 16th in Paris.

Global Panda award for MRC CRH’s Kirsten Wilson

Kirsten Wilson, a PhD student at MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, won a silver Giant Panda Global 2018 Award in the category ‘Promising Young Scientist of the Year’ for her work on non-invasive reproductive studies of giant pandas.

CRH attends MRC showcase in the Scottish Parliament

CRH attended the MRC Scottish showcase at Scottish Parliament on 6 February 2019, along with eight other MRC Scottish Centres, to highlight the vital work we do into fertility preservation in young cancer patients and research into obesity in pregnancy.

Male contraception put to the test in Manchester and Edinburgh

Couples in Edinburgh and Manchester are being invited to take part in a ground-breaking international study trialling a new form of male contraception.

Dr Erin Greaves is appointed a WES Young Ambassador

The World Endometriosis Society (WES) advances evidence-based standards and innovations for education, advocacy, clinical care, and research in endometriosis and related disorders to improve the lives of all affected women and their families.

CRH success at Fertility 2019

CRH had a great presence at the Fertility 2019 conference in Birmingham, from 2-5 January.