Well done to you Niu!
More news...and more congratulations are in order! This time the good news relates to CTR PI Dino Giussani. His research group has very recently been awarded ‘The Thomas McDonald Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation’ (SRI, previously known as the SGI). This award acknowledges the highest ranked abstract by an investigator-in-training within the field of fetal neuroscience. The award honours the legacy of Dr. McDonald, whose immense contributions to the field of obstetrics and gynaecology focused upon neuroendocrinology of the developing fetus, placental function, fetal brain development, and uterine contractibility. The first author of the work was Dr Beth Allison, a post doc from Dino's research group and Dino was the senior author. The award will be presented at this year’s international meeting of this society in San Francisco, California on March 25-28, 2015.We warmly congratulate you, Dino!
More congratulations are in order, this time for Tereza Cindrova-Davies et al, whose data suggest that first trimester placental tissues are not energetically compromised, and that HIF-1α is unlikely to play an appreciable role in regulating transcriptional activity under steady-state conditions in vivo. Click link for details: Energy status and HIF signalling in chorionic villi show no evidence of hypoxic stress during human early placental development. Well done to all concerned!