Research Clinics

As part of the 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 scholars and current students present their work to the Little France community on Friday’s, between 2-3pm in the Wellcome Auditorium of the Queens Medical Research Institute.

The Spring 2015 series of Research Clinic presentations will be conducted by Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD/MD students.  

16 January 2015
Laura Stirrat (PhD)
‘Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Activity is Decreased in Very Severe Obese Pregnancy’

Laura O’Hara (Postdoctoral Researcher)
‘Defining new roles for androgen receptor signalling in the HPG axis’

23 January 2015
Karolina Skorupskaite (PhD)
‘The role of kisspeptin and neurokinin B in the human hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis’

Sander van den Driesche (Postdoctoral Researcher)
‘Use of an animal model to uncover the origins and importance of testicular dysgenesis syndrome in humans’

30 January 2015
Emma Moore (PhD)
“Advanced neonatal magnetic resonance imaging to predict neurocognitive outcome after preterm birth”

Greg Armstrong (PhD)
“Resolution of inflammation in the uterine endometrium”

6 February 2015
Jessica Scanlon (PhD)
“’Is loss of PABP4 good for men but bad for babies ? : effects on glucose homeostasis in knock-out mice.”

Joni MacDonald (Postdoctoral Researcher)
“Viral vector mediated manipulation of human fetal testes”

13 February 2015
No research clinic – CRH Seminar to be held

20 February 2015
Alison Murray (Postdoctoral Researcher)
“Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulators – New treatments of endometrial disorders?”

Kelsey Grieve (PhD)
“Investigating the potential of bovine Oogonial Stem Cells (bOSCs)”

27 February 2015
Bianca De Leo (PhD)
“A role for mast cells in women’s reproductive health and disorders of the endometrium”

Michael Curley (PhD)
“Investigating the Role of Cisd2 in Adult Leydig Cell Function”

6 March 2015
No Research Clinic – MSc poster afternoon

13 March 2015

Maria Camacho Moll (PhD)
“Heterogeneity of carcinoma in situ of the testis and their role in testicular germ cell cancer pathogenesis”

Luca Cassetta (Postdoctoral Researcher)
“Human monocytes as potential new cancer biomarker”

20 March 2015

Matt Brook (Postdoctoral Researcher)
“Delineating the molecular mechanisms of translational control of gene expression: PABP4 and more….”

Katarzyna Siemienowicz (PhD)
“Metabolic dysregulation in an ovine model of PCOS “

27 March 2015
Tina Tsai (PhD)
“Roles of distinct testicular macrophage populations in regulating Leydig cell development and function”

Stamatina Fragkogianni (PhD)
“Defining Human Monocyte Markers In Breast Cancer using RNA-seq”



The Summer 2015 series of Research Clinic presentations will be conducted by Senior academics, Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD students.  

10 April 2015
Erin Greaves (MRC Career Development Research Fellow)

17 April 2015
Tom Chambers (PhD)
Karen Kilcoyne (Postdoctoral Researcher)

24 April 2015
Rebecca Heller (PhD)
Cornelia Roesl (Postdoctoral Researcher)

1 May 2015

Junxi Wu (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Richard Smith (Postdoctoral Researcher)

8 May 2015
Taj Blee (PhD)
Lenka Hrabalkova (PhD)

15 May 2015
Alemselam Mekonnin (PhD)
Roseanne Rosario (Postdoctoral Researcher)

22 May 2015
Sara Rinaldi (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Sofia Makieva (Postdoctoral Researcher)

29 May 2015
Richard Anderson (Elsie Inglis Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science)

5 June 2015
Diane Rebourcet (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Agnieszka Swierczak (Postdoctoral Researcher)

12 June 2015
Saloni Patel (PhD)
Ioannis Simitsidellis (PhD)

29 June 2015
Sevasti Giakoumelou (PhD)
Gael Sugano (Postdoctoral Researcher)



Talks are open to all.