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Centre for Trophoblast Research


The CTR 2023 annual meeting will held on July 3-4, 2023 in celebration of our Next Generation Fellows.

Talks will cover a diverse range of topics related to trophoblast biology, placental development, and reproduction. A full programme will be available on this page soon.


Confirmed speakers: 

Miguel Branco, Vicente Perez Garcia, Nick Burton, Naomi McGovern, Irving Aye, Courtney Hanna, Erica Watson, Kathy Niakan, Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Paulina Latos, Priscilla Day-Walsh, Claire Senner, Yoel Sadovsky, Annettee Nakimuli, Hilary Critchley, Theresa Powell, Hubert Schorle



The annual meeting will be held in Newnham College, Cambridge and online. Newnham College was established in 1871 as one of the first women’s colleges, set in stunning gardens and within an easy 5 minute walk to the town centre.  

As in-person spaces are limited, we also welcome delegates to join us for the full academic programme online.


Call for posters & flash talks

We are now accepting abstract submissions in any area of placental research. Please register and submit your abstract by 8 May 2023 to have the chance to be selected to present a poster or flash talk. For more information, visit our abstract submission corner


Conference dinner and social programme

We will hold a three-course conference dinner on the evening of the Monday, 3rd July at Newnham College, with a drink’s reception prior. The dinner will be held in celebration of the CTR Next Generation Fellows and all conference attendees are welcome to register to attend. The cost for the dinner is £40, payable at registration.


Registrations and fees

Registration deadline: 12 June 2023 (In-person) |  2 July 2023 (Virtual)

Deadlines close at 23.59 GMT.

In-person registration   Online registration   

The in-person registration fee includes:

  • Full access to scientific programme: oral and poster presentations, and networking on campus
  • Access to the online conference portal to network with online participants
  • Refreshments during the conference. 

Virtual registration fee includes:

  • Access to the virtual event portal (Log in details will be emailed a few days before the event starts)
  • Live-stream sessions, including online networking channels

In-person attendance (both days)

CTR members*  Free
Academic (non-members) £25
Industry £150

Online-only attendance (both days)

CTR members* Free
Any non-members £25

* Please note that this includes honorary members and group members of CTR group leaders.

Travel visas

Citizens of many countries can travel to the UK for a course without needing a visa. Please check the UK government website for visitor information 

Confirmed attendees requiring a letter to support a visa application should contact Erin Slatery (


Travel and Accommodation 

There is limited accommodation available on-site which can be booked directly through Newnham College ( We invite delegates to explore alternative options around Cambridge, including convenient hotels, guest rooms, and college rooms. For more information, please visit:



If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Erin Slatery (



Thank you to The Company of Biologists for their support of the 2023 CTR Annual Meeting through their Scientific Meeting and Sustainable Conferencing funds. 

Key dates

Registration opens 22 March 2023
Deadline for abstract submission 8 May 2023
Abstract selection announce mid-late May 2023
Deadline for in-person registration 12 June 2023
Annual Meeting 3-4 July 202


Registrations and fees


In-person registration   


Online registration