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Centre for Trophoblast Research


The CTR Seminar series will be taking place in-person with a hybrid audience in 2024. Details will be shared over email.


2024 Seminars 

Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 16:00

Development of endometrial diagnostics for the prediction and prevention of early pregnancy loss

Professor Jan Brosens (Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Warwick Medical School)

Host: Ana Paredes 

Wednesday 7th March 2024 at 16:00 - POSTPONED, new date TBC

Provisional workshop on diversity, equity and inclusion

Speaker and host TBC

Wednesday 3rd April 2024 at 16:00

Human early embryonic development: what single cell sequencing can tell us? 

Fuchou Tang (Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics) 

Host: Courtney Hanna and Thorsten Boroviak

Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 16:00

Hyperspectral Imaging of Human Embryos: Exploring the Metabolic and Mechanics Dynamics in Early Development and Implantation.

Samuel Ojosnegros Martos (Head of Bioengineering in Reproductive Health, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

Host: Thorsten Boroviak and Albert Cardona

Thursday 5th September 2024 at 16:00

Calcium signaling at fertilization: drivers and consequences

Carmen Williams (Senior Investigator, Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory, NIEHS)

Host: Gavin Kelsey and Kathy Niakan

Tuesday 8th October 2024 at 16:00

Deborah Sloboda (Professor and Associate Chair, McMaster University, Canada)

Host: Dino Giussani and Alison Forhead

Tuesday 5th November 2024 at 16:00

Professor Anna David (Professor and Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, University College London)

Host: Naomi McGovern

Wednesday 4th December 2024 at 16:00

Endometrial regulation of human embryo implantation and placental development in health and disease?

Dr Peter Ruane (MFH Research Fellow, Division of Developmental Biology & Medicine, The University of Manchester)

Host: Irving Aye 

Wednesday 5th February 2024 at 16:00

Margarida Cardoso Moreira (Head, Evolutionary Developmental Biology Lab
The Francis Crick Institute)

Host: Miguel Constancia