BOLL regulates distinct mRNA targets from DAZL in the human fetal ovary – Dr Roseanne Rosario, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Roseanne Rosario is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the laboratory of Professor Richard Anderson and is based at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh. Roseanne is interested in exploring the role of RNA binding proteins in the establishment of the ovarian reserve, and the mechanisms that underlie follicle loss in women with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Transforming growth factor beta signalling in neonatal mouse ovaries promotes transcriptional changes that defer primordial follicle activation by the downregulation of differentiation pathways – Amelia Parkin-Green, University of Sheffield, UK
Amelia Parkin-Green has recently completed her MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Medicine at The University of Sheffield, where she was awarded the 2020 Infertility Research Trust Prize. Amelia developed an interest in TGF beta signalling and the ovary as part of her MSc research project in Dr Mark Fenwick’s Laboratory. She has been inspired to continue this research further and hopes to pursue a PhD in this field.

Inflammasome-dependent inflammation contributes to follicle loss during murine ovarian ageing – Carolina Lliberos, Monash University, Australia
Carolina Lliberos graduated with a BSc in Biotechnology in 2013, followed by a MSc in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). She then worked as an assistant research fellow between 2015-2016 at the German Cancer Research Center (DZFK, Heidelberg, Germany). In May 2017, she commenced her doctoral studies at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Melbourne, Australia) under the supervision of Associate Professor Karla Hutt. Her studies are focused on understanding the impact of inflammation on ovarian ageing and female fertility. Carolina is in the final year of her PhD, currently finishing laboratory experiments with her thesis submission to be expected by early 2021.

The impact of haematological conditions on anti-Müllerian hormone levels in females of reproductive age – Xulin Foo, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Xulin Foo is a Clinical Fellow in Reproductive Medicine at University College London Hospitals. She graduated from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine in 2006 and became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2015. She trained with Mr Davor Jurkovic to gain advanced ultrasound skills in early pregnancy, benign gynaecology, endometriosis and gynaecology.

Altered mitochondrial biogenesis in poor ovarian response patients – Carolina Andrés Santé, Tambre Fertility Clinic Madrid, Spain
Carolina Andrés Santé has worked as an embryologist at the Tambre Fertility Clinic since 2017, involved both in Andrology and IVF laboratories. She started her interest in embryology during her studies of Medical Biology at the University of Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. Her passion for the field made her start her master studies in Human Reproduction at the Complutense University of Madrid and later continue with another on genetics of reproduction at the Autonomus University of Barcelona. She has continued to improve her knowledge by participating in different courses and assisting to various conferences, such as the Fertility 2021.