Proteomic changes associated with sperm fertilising ability in meat type roosters – Dr Anaïs Vitorino Carvalho, INRAE, CNRS, Université de Tours, France
Anaïs Vitorino Carvalho obtained her PhD in 2013 investigating the regulation of various endometrial factors (transcription factors, protein regulators and receptors) during bovine implantation. As a first postdoctoral fellow, she decided to explore the impact of microenvironment on the early embryonic development in cattle, especially on the transcriptome. In 2017, she moved to bird physiology, with a second postdoctoral fellowship focusing on the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the long-term impact and transgenerational inheritance of embryonic environment perturbations in quails. In 2019, she was recruited by INRAE to better understand and decipher the mechanisms of chicken sperm fertilizing capacity.

Beta-defensin119 induces extracellular calcium entry in human sperm in a mode distinct from progesterone – Shruti Kane, University of Abertay Dundee, UK

The impact of cancer on semen quality in affected men – a retrospective cohort study – Dr Tomasz Lukaszewski, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Tomasz Lukaszewski is a Clinical Fellow in Reproductive Medicine at University College London Hospitals. He graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in 2008. He was subsequently awarded with a PhD Diploma in 2013. He also completed his training program in obstetric and gynaecology in 2016.

Developing an in vitro model for toxicological study of chemotherapy on isolated mouse germline stem cells – Dr Federica Lopes, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Natural and assisted fertility outcomes in male cancer patients seeking fertility preservation – a 25-year retrospective analysis – Dr Mahua Bhaduri, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, UK