- PI Group: Prof Suzannah Williams
My main research interests are fertility preservation for girls and women undergoing gonadotoxic cancer treatment. My project focuses on the effect of chemotherapy on the primordial follicle pool, in addition to optimising and developing human ovarian tissue culture systems.
I wrote about my research in an essay titled Stopping the conveyor belt - cancer and fertility which I entered into the MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Competition 2018.
I completed a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Iceland in 2015 and an MSc in Clinical Embryology at the University of Oxford in 2016, for which I received the Nikon prize for micromanipulation skills and a prize for best research project/dissertation. Following my MSc I worked as an embryologist at IVF klinikin Reykjavik, Iceland.
Variation in follicle health and development in cultured cryopreserved ovarian cortical tissue: a study of ovarian tissue from patients undergoing fertility preservation.
Walker CA. et al, (2019), Human fertility (Cambridge, England), 1 - 11