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Join us on Tuesday 7th February at 1pm-2pm to hear from Prof Niamh Forde, Professor and Chair of Molecular Reproductive Biosciences based in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds. She also Co-founded, is Co-Director and current Academic Lead for LeedsOmics a virtual research Institute. This talk is hosted by Prof Suzannah Williams.


Niamh’s talk is titled ‘Understanding endometrial function for fertility, food, and health’



Niamh’s group is focused on understanding the molecular interactions between the uterine endometrium and the embryo that are required for successful early pregnancy in mammalian species with different implantation strategies (cattle, pigs, humans). They are also interested in and how the maternal environment and sex of the embryo influences these interactions.  The group use a combination of in vivo and in vitro (including micro-fluidics, organoids, and extracellular scaffolds) approaches, as well as omics technologies to understand fundamentally how both protein coding and non-coding parts of the genome regulate endometrial function for food, fertility and health. They are also interested in the role components of extracellular vesicles play in these processes (including miRNAs, lncRNAs and proteins).