I am a first year DPhil student at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, based at the Institute of Reproductive Sciences. I will be carrying out my project under the supervision of Dr Dagan Wells and I am funded by the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College Joint Scholarship.
My project will focus on development of novel protocols for detection of aneuploidies and genetic defects in human gametes and embryos, with intention to provide innovative solutions for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS), particularly with utilisation of new technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS).
I hold a BSc degree in Human Biology from the University of Nicosia and an MSc degree in Clinical Embryology from the University of Oxford. Shortly after the completion of the MSc, I joined Reprogenetics UK, where I worked on clinical PGD and PGS cases until I became a full time DPhil student.
Clinical application of a protocol based on universal next-generation sequencing for the diagnosis of beta-thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia in preimplantation embryos
Kubikova N. et al, Reproductive biomedicine online