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Programme in 2020-2021

This is an archive of seminars held during the academic year 2020 - 2021. To see recordings from some of these seminars, please look at our video archive.

The seminars in 2020 - 2021 were convened by Tara Asgarilaleh (Sociology), Dr Grace Jean Campbell (MRC Toxicology Unit), Dafni Lima (Law), Dr Claire Senner (PDN) and Ellen Wall (PDN).


Michaelmas Term 2020

10 December 2020

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

Data Flows: Monetising Periods
Stefanie Felsberger (Gender Studies)

Chair: Jarrah O'Neill (Reproductive Sociology Research Group)


Lent Term 2021

14 January 2021

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)

ChairDr Claire Senner (PDN/CTR)


11 February 2021

Unpacking social exposure of expectant parents and newborns during COVID-19​
Staci Weiss (Psychology)

Placental endocrine malfunction programs sex-specific adipose derangements in offspring
Amanda Rodgers (PDN)

ChairDr Lucy van de Wiel (Sociology)


11 March 2021

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)

ChairDr Rumiana Yotova (Law)


Easter Term 2021

8 April 2021

High dimensional analysis of human placental macrophages and the identification of novel emerging populations during pregnancy
Anna Appios (Pathology)

Changes in placental mitochondrial function are associated with fetal weight variation within the litter in mice in a manner dependent on fetal sex
Esteban Salazar Petres (PDN)

ChairDr Irving Aye (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)


13 May 2021

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

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

ChairDr Laura Katus (Centre for Family Research)


10 June 2021

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 Bueno Sánchez (ReproSoc)

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

ChairDr Francesca Gaccioli (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)