SRF Council and the Editorial Board of SRF’s journal Reproduction are delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural SRF-Reproduction Prize.
The winning paper is ‘Spatiotemporal dynamics of OCT4 protein localization during preimplantation development in mice’ by Atsushi Fukuda, Atsushi Mitani, Toshiyuki Miyashita, Hisato Kobayashi, Akihiro Umezawa and Hidenori Akutsu. The paper was published in the November 2016 issue of Reproduction and can be viewed online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-16-0277.
The SRF-Reproduction Prize is a new award, being launched to celebrate and distinguish excellence in reproductive biology research. The prize recognises the best research published in SRF’s journal Reproduction, as assessed by the journal’s Editorial Board. The inaugural prize will be presented at Fertility 2018 and Atsushi Fukuda will present the group’s work in a dedicated session at the meeting.
SRF Council and the Reproduction Editorial Board also wish to commend the following runners-up:
Endometrial stem cells repair injured endometrium and induce angiogenesis via AKT and ERK pathways by Yanling Zhang, Xiaona Lin, Yongdong Dai, Xiaoxiao Hu, Haiyan Zhu, Yinshen Jiang and Songying Zhang. The paper was published in the November 2016 issue of Reproduction and can be viewed online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-16-0286.
Mfsd14a (Hiat1) gene disruption causes globozoospermia and infertility in male mice by Joanne Doran, Cara Walters, Victoria Kyle, Peter Wooding, Rebecca Hammett-Burke and William Henry Colledge. The paper was published in the July 2016 issue of Reproduction and can be viewed online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-15-0557.
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