Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome often suffer infertility and are more likely to become diabetic.

Sperm counts

Sperm counts and testosterone levels serve as barometers of men’s health — low levels are associated with reduced lifespan.

Problems getting pregnant

1 in 6 couples experience problems getting pregnant.

Obesity in men

In men, obesity is associated with reduced testosterone as well as increased risk of heart disease and type II diabetes.


Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy such as preeclampsia are the leading cause of maternal illness and death.


Endometriosis affects ~10% of women of reproductive age and is associated with chronic pain and infertility.

Born prematurely

1 in 12 babies are born prematurely — rates have increased by 36% in last 30 years.

Professor Jeffrey Pollard

Professor Jeffrey Pollard
is the Director of The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.
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Calendar of events

2nd Annual Symposium - ‘A cell for all seasons’
Macrophages in Health and Disease
The Roslin Institute, Edinburgh

20 November 2014

CHAIR: Prof. Jeffrey Pollard and Prof. David Hume
Prof. Michele De Palma, The Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Lausanne
Dr. Bin-Zhi Qian, CRUK Cancer Centre and MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, UoE
Prof. Chris Gregory, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, UoE
Prof. Gerry Graham, Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, University of Glasgow
Prof. David Hume, The Roslin Institute, Development Biology, UoE
Dr. Gillian Gray, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, UoE
Prof. Tom Freeman, The Roslin Institute, Division of Genetics and Genomics
Dr. Stephen Jenkins, Centre for Inflammation Research, UoE
Prof. Richard Lang, Divisions of Ophthalmology and Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation

2nd Annual Symposium Poster


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