MRC Centre for Reproductive Health Symposia
World Congress of Reproductive Biology 2014
Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd September, 2014 read more »
Scientific Afternoon to honour
Professor Steve Hillier's Retirement
Monday 27th October 2014. read more »
Senior Research Fellow in Reproductive Health Vacancy Details
Vacancy Ref: 030279 Closing Date: 01 Sept 2014
Contact Person: Karen Witherspoon
Contact Number: 0131 242 2694
Contact email: email@example.com
The MRC/UoE Centre for Reproductive Health has up to three positions for junior faculty with independent positions that can lead to long-term employment.
We are looking to recruit basis scientists whose research is at the highest level of excellence and relevant to the mission of the Centre.
The candidate will who use modern molecular biological, biochemical, cell biological, epigenetic and imaging (particularly optical) approaches including the use of animal models, cell lines and cell-free technologies.
Areas of interest to the Centre are in both male and female reproduction and include germ cell development and function, gonadal and placental biology, pregnancy, pre-term birth, endometrial function, reproductive immunology, environmental impacts on reproduction and their trans-generational effects and pathologies that affect the reproductive system. Candidates are expected to have published at the highest level and to have demonstrated independence in their research area.
Attractive start-up packages are offered with the expectation of the establishment of a funded internationally competitive research program.
Please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae and three referees to Karen Witherspoon by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advising the Government
Professor Sharpe was one of 11 UK scientists who participated in a roundtable discussion on 'Endocrine Disruptors' with the Government Chief Scientific Advisor (Sir Mark Walport) in Downing Street on May 28th. The meeting was aimed at formulating the UK position on impending changes in legislation and regulation of environmental endocrine disruptors in Europe.
Greaves E, Cousins FL, Murray A, Esnal-Zufiurre A , Fassbender A, Horne AW, Saunders PTK. (2014) A Novel Mouse Model of Endometriosis Mimics Human Phenotype and Reveals Insights into the Inflammatory Contribution of Shed Endometrium. Am J Path. 184:1930-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2014.03.011.
The paper was highlighted in an Am J Path press release and on their facebook page. click here to view »
Yeo, E-J, Cassetta, L, Qian, B-Z, Lewkowich, I, Li, J-F, Stefater, JA, III, Smith, AN, Wiechmann, LS, Wang, Y, Pollard, JW*, and Lang, R.A*. (2014) Myeloid WNT7b mediates the angiogenic switch and metastasis in breast cancer. Cancer Research 2014 Jun 1;74(11):2962-73. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472. * Co-corresponding authors. click here to view »
Horne AW, Skubisz MM, Tong S, Duncan WC, Neil P, Wallace EM, Johns TG. Combination gefitinib and methotrexate treatment for non-tubal ectopic pregnancies: a case series. Hum Reprod. 2014 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] click here to view »
Boardman JP, Walley A, Ball G, Takousis P, Krishnan ML, Hughes-Carre L, Aljabar P, Serag A, King C, Merchant N, Srinivasan L, Froguel P, Hajnal J, Rueckert D, Counsell S, Edwards AD. Common Genetic Variants and Risk of Brain Injury After Preterm Birth. Pediatrics. 2014 May 12; click here to view »
Society for Gynaecologic Investigation meeting
Sofia Makieva was one of four trainee abstracts (out of a total of 1000 abstracts) chosen for the plenary session of the SGI meeting in Florence. read more »
Study from the Tommy’s Centre for Maternal and Fetal Health shows that children of obese mothers face risk of early death. read more »