Location: Seminar Room, Biomedical Sciences

Nov 18 2022

Understanding Endometrial Function for Fertility, Food and Health

Dr Niamh Forde, University of Leeds

Friday, November 18th 2022 from 11.00-12.00

Seminar Room, Biomedical Sciences Building, University of Galway

Dr Forde is currently an Associate Professor of Molecular Reproductive Biology based in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds. She also Co-founded, is Co-Director and current Academic Lead for Leeds Omics a virtual research Institute. Her 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). We are also interested in and how the maternal environment and sex of the embryo influences these interactions. We 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. We are also interested in the role components of extracellular vesicles play in these processes (including miRNAs, lncRNAs and proteins).


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