SRF Early career researcher’s symposium

Eswary Ganesh

Cost-effectiveness comparison of 95,034 cycles of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and 30,667 cycles of In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) using donor sperm 

Eswary Ganesh did her MSc in Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception at the University of Dundee. She is very passionate about embryology and fertility treatment. Currently, she has just started working as a trainee embryologist at IVF Center @ Medini, Malaysia. She is always looking forward to gaining more knowledge and skills in this field.

Hanning Li

TGF-β1 stimulates embryo attachment in an in vitro model system 

Hanning (Julia) Li is an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh. Currently, she is working towards a degree in Reproductive Biology BSc. She is interested in the field of reproductive sciences, especially topics related to reproductive health and treatment. For Fertility 2023, she will present results from her summer research project which focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying tubal ectopic pregnancy.

Pranali Tanawade

Sperm donation: A study on attitudes exploring motivations and barriers

Pranali Tanawade is a recent post-graduate who completed her MSc in Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom. Based on her academic excellence and prior work experience, she was awarded an internship at TFP GCRM Fertility, Glasgow as a Laboratory Intern.

Prior to her journey to the UK, she worked as a Junior Embryologist at the Fertility Clinic and IVF Centre in Mumbai, India, where she gained over 4.5 years of experience and technical skills in the field of andrology and embryology. On her very first attempt, she carried out a successful embryo transfer that resulted in a positive pregnancy which was a highlight of her career while working in the above clinic.

Before joining the IVF centre, she completed her MSc in Microbiology and BSc in Microbiology from the University of Mumbai.

She aspires to be a skilled clinical embryologist in the field of assisted reproductive technology by providing value to the organisation and help people with her knowledge and experience.

Dhruvpal Singh Anchan

Correlations between equine breeding parameters and fertility – a retrospective study

Dhruvpal Singh Anchan is a Masters’ student at Hartpury University. His current research is focused on stallion semen freezing and assessing the effects of different semen-extending protocols and reagents on post-thaw semen parameters. He is also interested in neonatal foal medicine and post-partum care of mares and foals. Dhruvpal is keen on integrating the scientific and practical aspects of equine reproduction and assisted reproductive techniques. Dhruvpal enjoys photographing animals and nature in his spare time and is also an avid percussionist.

Carla Robb

A pilot study to examine ovarian hormones in women with long COVID across the menstrual cycle

Carla Robb is a fourth-year Reproductive Biology (Hons) student, aiming to study Medicine as a post-graduate. She hopes to have a career as a clinician with a basis in research as well. Here interests include the female reproductive system and abnormal menstrual bleeding. In summer 2022, she undertook a research project in the Maybin laboratory, to examine ovarian hormones in women with long covid across the menstrual cycle.

Scarlett Green

The effect of cisplatin on the fetal mouse ovary in vitro

Scarlett Green is an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh in her final year of studying Biomedical Sciences BSc. She has a strong interest in reproductive science, particularly in relation to ovarian studies and fertility. She obtained her findings from a project she participated in summer 2022 over a period of eight weeks of which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Alex Rutherford

Investigating fibrosis in the ovary: a possible association with FSH/ testosterone in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 

Alexandra Rutherford was born and raised in South Africa and studied Life Sciences at The University of Toronto in Canada completing her BSc with honours in 2021. Thereafter she moved to the United Kingdom and obtained a Masters in Translational Medicine at St George’s University in 2022.

Rachel Myles

Use of human sperm functional tests to assess compounds with male contraceptive activity

Rachel Myles is based at the University of Dundee. She graduated in 2021 with a First-Class BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Science. Rachel then obtained a role as a laboratory technician on the University of Dundee’s male contraceptive project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For the past year Rachel has balanced her part-time work alongside undertaking a part-time MSc by Research degree in Reproductive Medicine. Her project focuses on testing compounds with male contraceptive activity using different sperm functional tests. Fertility 2023 will be Rachel’s first conference.