Can morula grade predict live birth outcome? – Selina Boardman, Embryologist, CARE Fertility, UK
Selina Boardman graduated from the University of Leeds with MSc Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology in 2017. After joining CARE Fertility Manchester in 2018, she began studying on the NHS Scientist Training Programme. This consisted of 3 years of practical training in her full-time position alongside a theoretical MSc element delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University. She completed her training in September 2021 and is now a HCPC-registered Clinical Scientist.

RNA velocity analysis reveals waves of transcriptome changes in human embryos the at morula and early blastocyst stages – Ivan Wangsaputra, Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher, University of Manchester, UK
Ivan Wangsaputra is a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher and PhD student at the University of Manchester working under Dr Adam Stevens as part of the DoHART-NET training network. His work currently focuses on bioinformatics analysis of early human embryo omics data with an aim to find links with later-life phenotypes. Ivan brings with him experience in software engineering, having worked in industry as a full stack developer at an e-commerce platform. His prior education include BSc Computer Science with Business and Management and MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, both from the University of Manchester.

Germ cell tumour susceptibility is governed by a reduced sensitivity to programmed cell death in mice – Peter Nicholls, Lecturer, University of Bradford, UK

Modelling of the embryo-endometrial interface using single-cell transcriptomes identifies functional gene networks with potential utility in prediction of implantation failure – Taqua Khashkhusha, Student, University of Manchester, UK
Taqua Khashkhusha is a 4th-year medical student at the University of Liverpool and has just completed an intercalated MRES in Reproduction and Pregnancy at the University of Manchester. Her primary research project focused on the embryo-endometrial interface during successful implantation. Taqua explored uterine receptivity through computational and bioinformatic techniques utilising RNA-sequencing data.

The effect of cisplatin on fetal gonads in vitro – Agnes Stefansdottir, Teaching Track Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK