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Centre for Trophoblast Research


Wednesday 25th January at 16.00

Modeling human trophoblast development with organoids

Dr Alexander Beristain, University of British Columbia (CTR Visiting Scholar)

Host: Claire Senner



Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART)- a realistic concern or a storm in a teacup?

Mathew Van de Pete, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge

Host: Irving Aye


Tuesday 21st March at 16:00

Discovery of core DNA methylation for genomic imprinting regulation by DNA methylation editing strategy.

Yoichi Sekita, Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology, Department of Biosciences, Kitasato University School of Science (Kanagawa, Japan)

Host: Miguel Constancia


Wednesday 5th April at 16:00

Biomarkers of placental dysfunction to predict preeclampsia in women with sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease

Dorotheah Obiri, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana (CTR Visiting Scholar)

Host: Irving Aye and Andrew Sharkey


Wednesday 3rd May at 16:00

Feto-maternal immune communication

Prof Ana Zenclussen (Helmholtz)

Host: Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri


Wednesday 7th June at 16:00

Unraveling the Placental and Maternal Contributions to Preeclampsia

Dr Virginia Winn (Stanford University School of Medicine)

Host: Matteo Mole


Tuesday 19th September at 16:00

nanoString: Multi-omic, Spatial Profiling at Single-Cell Resolution to Unravel Complex Biology

Jonathan Cogan & Bryan Serrels (Nanostring Technologies)

Host: Francesco Colucci


Wednesday 11th October at 16:00

Placental adaptations to maternal nutrition and the impact on lifelong health

Dr Jane Cleal (University of Southampton)

Host: Priscilla Day-Walsh


Wednesday 1st November at 16:00

The ying and yang of microbiome signatures in early life

Dr Lindsay Hall (Quadram Institute)

Host: Jonas Zaugg


Wednesday 6th December at 16:00

Placenta-specific autophagy

Dr Carlos (Charly) Guardia (NIH · National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS))

Host: Erica Watson