Arvis Tam – The effects of vincristine cancer therapy on prepubertal testicular tissue

Cara Robb – A pilot study to examine ovarian hormones in women with long COVID across the menstrual cycle

Hahn Duyen Tran – Identification of potential follicle-stimulating hormone receptor antagonists

Julia Hanning Li – TGF-β1 stimulates embryo attachment in an in vitro model system

Nathan John Parks – Investigating the role of DPP4 adhesive and enzymatic functions at implantation using an invitro model

Phoebe Anderson – Does anti-Mullerian hormone protect granulosa cells from chemotherapy-induced damage?

Zoe Jones – Effects of Glucocorticoid Exposure Before Birth on Adipose Tissue Structure in Adult Sheep


Nusaiba Masnurah – The Role of MMP-10 in Spiral Artery Remodelling

 Lisa Abraham – The effect of doxorubicin on ex vivo fetal mouse ovaries

Louise Page – Investigation of associations between maternal BMI and fetal adrenal development.


Please note that the vacation scholarship was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.


Eva Shelmerdine – Tight junction decoupling from actomyosin in receptive endometrial epithelium is regulated by protein O-GlcNAcylation

John Louca – Molecular mechanism underlying placental endocrine regulation of resource allocation during pregnancy and its importance for the reproductive health of offspring

Georgia O’Sullivan – Assessment of cryopreserved ovarian tissue at a morphological, molecular and endocrinological level

Katherine Morling – Actin-Based Mechanisms of Chromosome Segregation

Neil Taylor – Validation of protein sequestration by CGG RNA aggregates in Fragile X-associated premature ovarian insufficiency

Marie Biolkova – Is the scientific peer review process free from gender bias?


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

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