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Centre for Trophoblast Research

 

CTR Annual Meeting 2021

Placental-endometrial dialogue and pregnancy

 

Celebrating the achievements of CTR Director

Prof. Graham Burton

 

12th and 13th July 2021 - Online*

* possibility of a hybrid event should Covid-19 restrictions allow at the time

 

 

We are really excited to announce the programme for the upcoming CTR annual meeting.

Registrations are now open. You can find price information and a link on the registrations page.

 

CTR Annual Meeting Programme

Day 1: Monday 12th July

13.50 Welcome and introduction by Wolf Reik, Babraham Institute

 

Session 1:  Early placental development
Chair: Steve Charnock-Jones, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

14.00-14.30                

Margherita Turco, Department of Pathology

Models to study early placental development

 

14.30-15.00

Miguel Branco, Blizard Institute

Species-specific regulation of placental gene expression by transposable elements

 

15.00-15.30

Janet Rossant, University of Toronto

Making the trophectoderm lineage- key events leading up to implantation

 

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

 

Session 2: Immunology and evolution
Chair: Francesco Colucci, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

16.00-16.30    

Ashley Moffett, Department of Pathology

The immune system and the first few weeks

 

16.30-17.00

Anthony Carter, University of Southern Denmark

Anatomy of placentation: why are humans so different

 

17.00-17.30

Paul Norman, University of Colorado Denver

Population-specific NK cell receptors and human-specific preeclampsia risk

 

Day 2: Tuesday 13th July

 

Session 3: Endometrium and decidua
Chair: Kathy Niakan, CTR

10.00-10.30

Hilary Critchley, University of Edinburgh

The normal cycling endometrium

 

10.30-11.00                 

Roser Vento, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Single cell technology at the placental-uterine interface

                                               

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

 

Session 4:  Placental development and pregnancy outcomes
Chair: Miguel Constancia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

11.30-12.00

Romina Plitman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Imaging and Modelling the Human Placenta

 

12.00-12.30

Gordon Smith, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Identifying novel biomarkers for human placental dysfunction

 

12.30-13.00

Eric Jauniaux, UCL

Oxygen modulates placental development like sound modulates fetal brain development

 

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

 

Session 5: Environment and placenta
Chair: Tereza Cindrova-Davies, CTR

 

14.00-14.30

Billy Yung, CTR

Placental unfolded protein response and pregnancy complications

 

14.30-15.00

Erica Watson, CTR

Trans-generational effect

 

15.00-15.30

Mike Nelson, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Trophoblast Injury and Repair, or Disrepair, in Human Placental Villi

 

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

 

Session 6: Placental biology
Chair: Theresa Powell, University of Colorado

16.00-16.30

Diana Bianchi, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Circulating nucleic acids as key markers of feto-maternal-placental health

 

16.30-17.00

Myriam Hemberger, University of Calgary

Early placental development in mice and humans

 

17.00-17.30

Kent Thornburg, The Moore Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University

The placenta is the culprit

 

Session 7: Celebratory closing session
Chair: Kathy Niakan

 

17.30-18.00

Graham Burton, CTR

Trophoblast-endometrial interactions
 

 

18.00 Closing remarks by Charlie Loke