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CTR Journal Club

CTR journal club sessions occur every second and fourth Wednesday of each month (during term time) at 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!


The goal of the CTR Journal Club is to discuss cutting edge research articles focusing on the cellular and molecular biology of placental development and function, not only in humans but also in model organisms and cell culture systems. This includes the following topics: epigenetic regulation, lineage specification, implantation, trophoblast differentiation, placental structure and function, and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy.

The journal club provides CTR members and other researchers alike with a friendly environment to familiarize themselves with the current literature, to critique experimental design and to have informal discussions about the "Big Picture" regarding the biology of the trophoblast lineage, the placenta and pregnancy.

Everyone is welcome to attend the CTR journal club! You do not need to be a CTR member.


Next journal club meeting 

The 2018-2019 CTR journal club season has come to an end. Thank you to the presenters and to those who contributed to the discussion for continuing to make the journal club a success! The journal club will start again soon. If you are interested in presenting at or attending the journal club, please contact for more information.


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If you have any questions or you would like to attend or present at the CTR journal club, please contact Erica Watson.