A new study published in Nature Communications by Francesco Colucci’s group (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) in collaboration with Andrew Sharkey’s laboratory (Department of Pathology) identified subsets of human decidual innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), with features distinct from blood ILC. The lining of the pregnant uterus, called the decidua, is an interface between maternal and […]
Recruitment for our new study will start at the Rosie Hospital (Cambridge, UK) 13th January 2020. The main aim of the study is to identify women at high risk of pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction (FGR).
Congratulations to Giulia Avellino who has been selected for the SRI President’s Plenary Award for her abstract titled “Placental Central Carbon Metabolism Links Polyamines to Histone Acetylation” G Avellino, DS Charnock-Jones, GC Smith, I Aye. The award will be presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 10-14 March 2020. The […]
Congratulations to our ‘unsung hero’ Sheree on winning an award at the Professional Services Recognition Scheme ceremony held yesterday. Well deserved!
In this Perspective published in Science, Francesco Colucci outlines the complex interactions between maternal immune cells and fetal trophoblast and the impact on pregnancy complications. Colucci F (2019). The immunological code of pregnancy. Science 365(6456): 862-863
A study by Susanne Lager (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and Marcus de Goffau (Veterinary Medicine and Wellcome Sanger Institute), led by Steve Charnock-Jones and Gordon Smith (both Obstetrics and Gynaecology), showed, conversely to other studies, that the placenta does not have a microbiome. The placenta is the critical interface between the mother and the growing foetus, transporting […]
The uterus of humans and mice is home to many immune cells, including natural killer (NK) and other innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), which may play important roles in pregnancy. The uterine mucosa dynamically adapts to both the menstrual cycle and pregnancy and therefore it is particularly hard to study. A paper in Nature Communications by […]
We would like to congratulate Cristine on being awarded her PhD. Her thesis is entitled “Monitoring of cerebral oxygenation, cerebrovascular reactivity and cardiac function in preterm infants”. Dr Topun Austin was her supervisor. Well done!
Congratulations to Research Associate Dr Wendi Bacon whose abstract has won her a YW Loke New Investigator Travel Award to attend the IFPA conference in Tokyo this coming September. Well done Wendi!
Congratulations to Dr Irving Aye who has been awarded a 3-year Next Generation Fellowship by the Centre for Trophoblast Research. Next Generation Fellowships are aimed at promoting the career prospects of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research falling within the remit of the Centre, with special reference to the trophoblast. Further information can be found here.