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Most of our Early Researchers Seminar Series presentations have been recorded and made available through our YouTube channel (they have also been gathered together in a single playlist). Click on the links below to find recordings for a particular seminar.

20 January 2022: Amy Wilkinson (Babraham Institute) and Kim Alexander (HPS)

20 January 2022

Abstracts and speaker biographies

Disruption of folate metabolism causes poor alignment and spacing of mouse conceptuses for multiple generations
Amy Wilkinson (Babraham Institute)



Contraceptive stories: historical writing and technical innovation
Kim Alexander (History and Philosophy of Science)

9 December 2021: Irene Domenici (Law) and Antonia Hufnagel (IMS-MRL)

9 December 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies

Can ethical and religious considerations legitimately influence a publicly-funded healthcare system? The case of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in Germany
Irene Domenici (Max Planck Law/Faculty of Law)



Investigation of metformin use in pregnancy in a murine model of maternal obesity and glucose intolerance
Antonia Hufnagel (Institute of Metabolic Science)

18 November 2021: Nayra Martin-Key and Benedetta Spadaro (Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research)

18 November 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies


Proof-of-concept support for the development and implementation of a digital assessment for perinatal mental health: mixed methods study
Dr Nayra Martin-Key (Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research)

m-Health solutions for perinatal mental health: a scoping review and appraisal following the MIND framework
Benedetta Spadaro (Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research)

21 October 2021: Dafina Angelova (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

21 October 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies

Single cell transcriptomic analysis elucidates the course of murine trophoblast stem cell differentiation
Dr Dafina Angelova (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

10 June 2021: Jake Thomas (PDN), Lidia Bueno Sanchez (ReproSoc) and Megan Sheridan (Pathology)

10 June 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies

Phenotypic and functional diversity of human placental macrophages
Jake Thomas (PDN)



Gender conformity and quality of life in heterosexual couples with fertility problems attending ART
Lidia Sanchez-Bueno (ReproSoc)



Characterization of in vitro human trophoblast models: advantages and limitations
Megan Sheridan (Pathology)



13 May 2021: Antonio Galvao (Babraham Institue) and Kevin Glasgow (Education)

13 May 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies

Maternal obesity alters the epigenetic landscape of oocytes and early embryos
Antonio Galvao (Babraham Institute)



Pregnancy in a pandemic: giving voice to expecting and new parents
Kevin Glasgow (Education)

11 March 2021: Su Young Han (PDN) and Jinal Dadiya (Law)

11 March 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies

Shedding light on the GnRH pulse generator
Su Young Han (PDN)



Medical need and cost effectiveness in ART funding: best practices for realising reproductive rights
Jinal Dadiya (Law)

11 February 2021: Amanda Rodgers (PDN)

11 February 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies

The role of placental endocrine malfunction in the programming of disease in offspring
Amanda Rodgers (PDN)

14 January 2021: Staša Stanković (MRC Epidemiology Unit) and Juan Castillo-Fernandez (Babraham Institute)

14 January 2021

Abstracts and speaker biographies

Using human genetics to understand the aetiology of reproductive ageing and its links to later life diseases
Staša Stanković (MRC Epidemiology Unit)



Increased transcriptome variation and localised DNA methylation changes in oocytes from aged mice revealed by parallel single-cell analysis
Juan Castillo-Fernandez (Babraham Institute)

10 December 2020: Konstantina Nikolakopoulou (Pathology) and Stefanie Felsberger (Gender Studies)

10 December 2020

Abstracts and speaker biographies


Unravelling the signals that drive the differentiation of the endometrial epithelium
Konstantina Nikolakopoulou (Pathology)



Data Flows: Monetising Periods
Stefanie Felsberger (Gender Studies)