Speakers SRF 2016

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Symposium: New technologies in reproductive science

Professor Mary Herbert, University of Newcastle, UK – Can reproductive technologies prevent transmission of mitochondrial DNA disease?

Dr William Skarnes, Senior Group Leader, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK – Biallelic genome editing of human stem cells at scale

Dr Yonatan Stelzer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA – Monitoring dynamic changes of DNA methylation in single cells during development and disease

Symposium: Risks and opportunities in wildlife reproduction

Dr Angelika von Heimendahl, Veterinary Reproduction Service, Cambridge, UK – Contraception in domestic animals

Dr Thomas Hildebrandt, Head of Department for Reproduction Management Leibniz Institute for Zoo & Wildlife Research and  Chair Wildlife Reproduction Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin – Novel technologies in screening zoo and exotic animals

Dr Eduarda Santos, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology, University of Exeter, UK – Molecular mechanisms of reproductive disruption in fish

Symposium: New roles for old signalling pathways

Professor Manuel Tena-Sempere, Professor of Physiology, University of Cordoba, Spain – Leptin revisited: novel neurohormonal and molecular mechanisms for the reproductive roles of leptin

Dr Kazuhiro Kawamura, Associate Professor/Director of Reproduction and Infertility Center, St Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan PI3K regulation of dormant follicle activation

Professor Phil Knight, Professor of Reproductive Biology, University of Reading, UKAMH and INSL3: ‘testicular’ factors with intra-ovarian roles


SRF 2016 Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Professor John Carroll, Director, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia – Making a good egg

SRF 2016 New Investigator Lecture

Dr Rod Mitchell, Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow and  Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health Queens Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK – Genetic and environmental determinants of male reproductive health

SSR New Investigator Lecture

Dr Satoshi Namekawa, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA – Epigenetics in the male germline from stem cells to sperm

SRF-SRB Exchange Lecture

Ms Ella Green, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide, AustraliaProgesterone control of Regulatory T cell phenotype and abundance

SRF Postgrad/Post doc Symposium

Professor Kevin Sinclair, Editor in Chief, Reproduction Journal – Making an impact through scientific writing

Ms Victoria Merriman, Marketing Manager, Bioscientifica – How to increase the impact of your article

Professor Keith Jones, University of Southampton, UK – How to get your next job: from first postdoc to tenured post