SP2E: Factors impacting reproductive outcomes

Infertile human endometrial organoid apical protein secretions are dysregulated and impair trophoblast progenitor cell adhesion Wei, Zhou, Research Fellow , University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Zhou’s research interest has been focusing on reproductive biology since 2010. He obtained a Master’s degree in 2013 (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China) and a PhD degree in 2019 (University of Newcastle, Australia). During these years, he has generated a genetic mouse model and pioneered the development and implementation of a broad range of contemporary cell, proteomic and molecular biology techniques to understand sperm production and maturation. He was recruited to join the lab of Prof Evdokia Dimitriadis in 2019 at The University of Melbourne. His overarching research interest changes to identifying the molecular mechanisms responsible for blastocyst implantation failure.

The impact of consent for disclosure (CD) in the HFEA ART register: Possible implications for treatment outcome research Fiskani Kondowe, Marie-Curie ESR, The University of Manchester, UK

The association between dietary patterns and risk of miscarriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis Yealin Chung, PhD fellow, University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Yealin Chung is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar. She is currently undertaking a PhD in reproductive medicine as a clinical research fellow at the University of Birmingham. Dr Chung’s research focuses on evidence synthesis and clinical studies, specifically on the subject of optimising early pregnancy outcomes and miscarriage prevention through lifestyle modification such as diet. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr Chung works clinically for the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research in Birmingham and undertakes fertility assessment and treatment at CARE fertility Birmingham.

Causes of infertility and their effects on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes Ilianna Armata, Trainee, Cambridge University Hospital, UK

SPINT1: Regulation and function in human placental trophoblasts Ciara Murphy, PhD Student, The University of Melbourne, Mercy Hospital for Women, Australia

Ciara is a second-year PhD candidate in The University of Melbourne’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Mercy Hospital for Women. Her PhD is investigating the pathogenesis of placental insufficiency and fetal growth restriction. She has a passion for pregnancy research aimed at improving maternal and perinatal outcomes, particularly where there is significant disparity, such as in Australia’s Indigenous population and in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of stillbirth is greatest.

Mitochondrial reversal can occur following meiotic spindle transfer, potentially impacting efforts to avoid transmission of mtDNA disorders using this form of mitochondrial replacement therapy Dagan Wells, Director, Juno Genetics, UK