Vacation Scholarship Reports
As a condition of receiving a Vacation Scholarship, applicants are asked to submit a short report detailing the findings of their investigation.
Anna Brodie – Assessing development and antrum formation of bovine pre-antral ovarian follicles in long-term culture
Laura Copley – The impact of endometritis on luteal function in the cow
Ella Jameson – Regulation of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) expression: correlation with vitamin D and oestrogen receptors
Robert Kay – Study of the Impact of Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulators upon Apoptosis in the Human Endometrium
Magdalena Matkovic – The effect of Benzo[a]pyrene on germ cell proliferation in the developing ovary
Sophia Mohammed – How does chlamydia affect fertility?
Georgia May – Investigating the role of extracellular vesicles as mediators of gamete-oviductal communication in the female reproductive tract
Imogen Nichols – Dissecting the function of nuclear actin in mammalian oocytes
Gabrielle Oxley – Prolonging prometaphase in meiosis I mouse oocytes to prevent aneuploidy
Niall Slater – Mapping steroid metabolomics within the tertiary human ovarian follicle
Mabel Vos – The interplay between repressive epigenetic marks and development in mouse preimplantation embryo culture.
Aniruddha Voruganti – To study the expression of PLC isoforms in WT vs PLCζ KO mouse ovarian tissue using Western Blots.
Siji Yao – Placental endocrine regulation of resource allocation during pregnancy and its importance for the reproductive health of offspring
Sofia Akhtar – Defining the impact of paternal diet on offspring testicular epigenetic status
Eman Butt – The role of placental endocrine IGF2 in regulating placental morphogenesis and fetal growth
Chandler Bray – Does a cell death protein regulate cell fusion in a placental cell line?
Federico Caso – Expression of hypothalamic DNA methyltransferase (DNMT3B) decreases across the female reproductive cycle in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)
Joan Embola – The regulation of stanniocalcin-1 in human pregnancy
Isabella Inzani – Role of thyroid hormones in adrenal development and steroidogenesis in the ovine fetus
Jessica McLachlan – The effect of the ovulation induction drugs, clomiphene citrate and letrozole, on placental differentiation
Daniel Stark – Quantification of c-Jun expression in oocytes provides evidence of spatial regulation of primordial follicle activation in the mouse ovary
Adam Andreani – Understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the placenta adapts to support fetal growth during pregnancy
Alexander Brown – Investigation of sperm mitochondrial membrane potential and reactive oxygen species production in SLC-selected stallion sperm samples
James Healy – Validation of a Kiss1r antibody using Kiss1r knockout mice
Áine Kavanagh – The role of DMRT1 in human testis development
Haya Khan – An investigation into the effect of IL-33 on nitric oxide production by placental endothelial cells
Irene Lambrou – Regulation of cohesin in non-growing oocytes
Hui Wei (Amanda) Leow – A study to examine the effect of Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulators (SPRMs) on the endometrial fibrinolytic system in women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB).
Robert Turnbull – Investigating the Requirements for Egg Activation in Drosophila
Laura Warwick – Intracellular Oxygen Profiling of Bovine Oocytes and Embryos using the MM2 Probe
Eloise Lynch – Cyclical DNA methyltransferase expression across multiple timescales in the uterus of the Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus)
Annemieke Nicholls – Disease takes its Toll on reproduction: Toll-like receptors and the bovine corpus luteum
Miguel Madrigal Hernandez – Thyroid gland structure and key gene expression is not altered by prenatal exposure to excess androgens via maternal application
Su Wei Tay – Histomorphological classification of equine follicles in healthy, atretic and granulosa cell tumour samples
Philippa Gould – The role of maternal low protein diet on neural stem cells and neurogenesis in the offspring brain
Ben Sayer – Determining the effect of extra-villous trophoblast cells on spiral artery remodelling: what is the role of MMP10?
Siobhan Rice – Descriptive Study of the Effects of Phosphoramide Mustard on the Testis
Lily Hua – The expression of 11βHSD1 in the human myometrium
Claire Peet – An E4PB4 knockout model to assess the distribution of uterine natural killer cell subsets in mouse pregnancy
Robert Thompson – The effect of endocrine disrupting chemicals on bovine luteal function
Prodromos Chatzikyriakou – Identifying the mechanisms regulating oocyte maturation in the ovary: A multidisciplinary study
Rebecca Cole – CG9879 in the Drosophila Testis
Magda Marečková – Can progesterone supplementation in early pregnancy affect normal male fetal development?
Sophie Nash – How does chemotherapy treatment affect fertility in pre-pubertal males?
Victoria Carliell – Listeria monocytogenes
James Hall – Regulation of Cohesin during Oogenesis
Hui Lim – The effect of IFN-γ on Chlamydia trachomatis growth in human Fallopian tube epithelial cells
Alycia Kowalski – Regulation of trophoblast differentiation by TGFβ signalling pathways
Hannah Morgan – Investigation of the role of decidual macrophages in spiral artery transformation in early human pregnancy
Holly Swash – Zebrafish
Kayleigh Stewart – Investigating the stage-specific expression of Dazl and Boule during fetal ovarian germ cell development
Tristan Demuth – SRF Vacation Scholarship Tristan Demuth SRF Report