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Social media for research engagement

21 April 2017:

CNBP’s Dr Hannah Brown (pictured), together with Prof Ben Mol, the University of Adelaide and Melinda Cruz, CEO and Founder of Miracle Babies Foundation, believe that social media interaction and scientific activity should go hand-in-hand.

They argue that increased social engagement by scientists with collaborators, the media, governing and funding bodies, government and consumers underlies research success.

Check out their latest written piece, ‘Social media is essential for research engagement‘ in BJOG, an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Failure to launch: aberrant cumulus gene expression during oocyte in vitro maturation

22 November 2016:

Failure to launch: aberrant cumulus gene expression during oocyte in vitro maturation

Hannah M Brown, Kylie R Dunning, Melanie Sutton-McDowall, Robert B Gilchrist,
Jeremy G Thompson and Darryl L Russell

In vitro maturation (IVM) offers significant benefits for human infertility treatment and animal breeding, but this potential is yet to be
fully realised due to reduced oocyte developmental competence in comparison with in vivo matured oocytes. Cumulus cells occupy
an essential position in determining oocyte developmental competence. Here we have examined the areas of deficient gene
expression, as determined within microarrays primarily from cumulus cells of mouse COCs, but also other species, between in vivo
matured and in vitro matured oocytes. By retrospectively analysing the literature, directed by focussing on downregulated genes, we
provide an insight as to why the in vitro cumulus cells fail to support full oocyte potential and dissect molecular pathways that have
important roles in oocyte competence. We conclude that the roles of epidermal growth factor signalling, the expanded extracellular
matrix, cumulus cell metabolism and the immune system are critical deficiencies in cumulus cells of IVM COCs.

Dr Hannah Brown receives award at SSR2016

Hannah-Brown20 July 2016:

Congratulations to CNBP researcher Dr Hannah Brown who has been awarded the Australia/New Zealand best regional abstract award at the Society for the Study of Reproduction conference in San Diego, July 2016.

The annual conference is the premier research meeting in Reproductive Biology with well over a thousand delegates in attendance.

Her abstract, entitled “Diabetes: dramatically altering the health of the pre-implantation embryo and reproductive tract” continues her ground-breaking work in metaboloepigenetics.


CNBP at SIRT 2016

Erik Shartner Low Res Edit 00791 May 2016:

CNBP researchers Dr Hannah Brown, Dr Sabrina Heng and Dr Erik Schartner (pictured) presented invited talks to a range of researchers and clinicians at the ‘Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT)’ conference in Adelaide on the 1st of May, 2016.

Explored in their talks were differing ways in which upcoming Centre research might find use within the embryology labs of the future – this tying into the meeting theme “From basic research to clinical practice: How to revolutionise IVF practice.”

Talk titles from the CNBP researchers were as follows:

  • Hannah: Haemoglobin: Exciting and unexpected roles in fertility.
  • Sabrina: Developing light-driven regenerable chemical tools for biological applications.
  • Erik: Developing optical fibre probes for biosensing.

Further information on Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT), a sub-group representing the scientific membership of The Fertility Society of Australia, can be found online.

Hannah Brown at GYSS

Hannah-Brown22 January 2016:

Hannah Brown, CNBP researcher, has attended the Global Young Scientists Summit@one-north (GYSS) in Singapore, 17-22 January, 2016.

The Summitt, an international gathering of 300 young researchers from all over the world, is a forum where attendees meet for a week to be inspired by internationally eminent science and technology leaders via plenary sessions, panel discussions, small group sessions and site visits.

This year, twenty one distinguished speakers took part in the 2016 event which included – 13 Nobel Laureates, 4 Turing Awardees, 2 Fields Medalists and 2 Millennium Technology Prize Winners.

Discussions were focused on how research and innovation can be harnessed to address major global challenges. The specific topic focus this year – “Sustainable and Liveable Cities.”

Additional information can be found online at the GYSS web site.


Hannah Brown wins Young Investigator award

Hannah-Brown20 October 2015:

Dr Hannah Brown, CNBP researcher, has won the 2015 South Australian Young Investigator Award – an initiative of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

Now in its 16th year, this highly prestigious award recognises and promotes the outstanding research undertaken by young investigators in the area of women’s and children’s health issues.

The People’s Choice Award (chosen from the three finalists), was also won by Hannah on the night.

Congratulations and well deserved Hannah. A top effort!