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Centre for Trophoblast Research

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Supporting research into the development and function of the placenta

Cambridge has a long history of excellence in reproductive biology, and the Centre honours that legacy. The CTR was born out of the recognition that an interdisciplinary approach was the best way to tackle some of the great challenges in reproductive biology.

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Postgraduate Study

Each year, the Centre aims to fund up to two three-year PhD studentships for projects falling within its remit. Projects on offer can be seen under "Working and Studying" on the website.

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Each year, the Centre aims to fund up to two Next Generation Fellowships, usually for three years. The Next Generation Fellowships are a great springboard to a long and successful career in the field of reproduction.

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News from Alumni and Career Development

Congratulations to Sarra Achouri (CTR New Generation Fellow) who is now full-time marketing director of CamBioScience Limited. She co-founded the company with a group of other high-level scientists. We are very proud of the achievements of our New Generation Fellows! To read about her new company and its activities please click read more below.

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Important break-through by Margherita Turco, Graham Burton and CTR colleagues: their paper describing the culture of a mini placenta is published in Nature on 28 November 2018. This break-through could help understand reproductive disorders due to placental malfunction. Read the article in Nature here.

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CTR at the Science Festival in March

A team of CTR members run a very successful stall at the Science Festival this March. Families came to learn about the functions of the placenta and research by the CTR. There were also fun guessing games for children to enjoy and a very detailed model of a placenta for them to handle. A big thank you to all who gave up their week-end to run the stall!

The Centre for Trophoblast Research is part of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

For access to the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience's main website please click the link below.

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