SP2D: Fertility challenges across the life span

Fertility preservation and realignment in transgender women Erna Bayar, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Drug screening to identify protectants against chemotherapy-induced male infertility Peter Nagle, Post-doctoral Fellow, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Luteinizing hormone is able to protect reproductive health in cancer patients Ana-Rita Batista, Head of Medical – Fertility, Endocrinology and General Medicine, Merck, UK

Ana Rita Batista is a pharmacist with a master in nanotechnology and post grad in pharmaceutical medicine and pharmaceutical management. With 9 years of experience ranging from Oncology to Rare Diseases in the healthcare industry, Rita is currently the Head of Medical for Fertility, Endocrinology and General Medicine in Merck UK and ROI. Her main areas of interest are exploring the best healthcare solutions to optimise patient clinical outcomes through innovative research and medical education.

Identification and characterisation of novel follicle-stimulating hormone receptor antagonists Hanh Duyen Tran, Undergraduate Research Assistant, King’s College London, UK

Hanh Duyen Tran is currently in her final year of her undergraduate BSc in Biomedical Science at St. George’s University of London. Last year, she undertook a placement year at Dr Kim Jonas’ lab in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at King’s College London. Her research project focused on investigating small molecule follicle-stimulating hormone receptor inhibitors using cell-based assays in the context of potential therapeutics for contraception and management of menopause-associated co-morbidities.

Determining the impact of FSH glycosylation variants on the pre-antral follicle transcriptome in the ageing ovary Gillian Johnson, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kings College London, UK

Early menopause and cadmium exposure: The impact of toxic cadmium levels on fertility status among aging women Caitlin Johnson, Clinical Research Associate, California Pacific Medical Center, USA