Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Briet Bjarkadottir

Briet Bjarkadottir

Briet Bjarkadottir

DPhil Student

  • PI Group: Prof Suzannah Williams

I am a second year DPhil student at the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health, supervised by Dr Suzannah Williams and Dr Sheila Lane.

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.

My project is funded by the Medical Sciences Division MRC-DTP, the Scatcherd European Scholarship and the The Icelandic Cancer Society's Scientific Fund.

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.