The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprises a very talented and multidisciplinary team of researchers, technicians and clinicians. Research in our department falls into two broad areas. The first covers the use of large population databases to identify key predictive features associated with human pregnancy. Research is also focused on perinatal control of maternal and fetal smooth muscle contractility; clinical research interest in predicting pregnancy complications such as intra-uterine growth restriction, preterm labour and perinatal death.
The second uses genomics to identify key regulatory genes involved in the development of blood vessels in all tissues but focusing on those in the endometrium and placenta, in healthy tissue and in ectopic endometrium and cancer. This interdisciplinary work involves complex teams of molecular and cellular biologists, anatomists, mathematicians, bioinformaticians, statisticians and clinician-scientists.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a proud supporter of the Athena Swan initiative, our clinical school is a silver award holder.
Recent Seminars and Presentations
Two posters from our Department at the SMFM's 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Dallas (TX).
Both presented by Dr Ulla Sovio on Fri 2-Feb-2018:
504: Screening for preterm fetal growth restriction using ultrasound and the sFlt-1:PlGF ratio
505: Fetal sex differences in biochemical and ultrasound indices of placentation
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has programmes of basic, translational and clinical research addressing the determinants of pregnancy complications.
We also often collaborate on studies at The Rosie Hospital.
Congratulations to Research Associate Dr Wendi Bacon whose abstract has won her a YW Loke New Investigator Travel Award to attend the IFPA…
Congratulations to Dr Irving Aye who has been awarded a 3-year Next Generation Fellowship by the Centre for Trophoblast Research. …
CTR PhD student Oisin Huhn has won the first prize for best poster at the 18th Cambridge Immunology Forum, a…