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Tom Bourne

Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor & Research Team Leader in Dept of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London & Visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium. He is Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, London. He is an authority in early pregnancy complications, emergency gynaecology & gynaecological ultrasound.

He has edited 7 books, published >300 papers & been invited to speak at numerous international meetings. His H-index is 44 (Web of Science) & 68 (Google Scholar). He is on the Board & is Treasurer of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, President of the Association of Early pregnancy units, & Trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is chair of the early pregnancy clinical studies group & sits on the research committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. He is on the steering committee of International Ovarian Tumor Analysis trial. He sat on the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound panel developing guidelines for diagnosing miscarriage in the USA (2012), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine guidelines panel for diagnosing ovarian cancer(2014), and the American College of Radiology committee for ovarian cancer diagnosis(2016).

Davide Chicco

Davide Chicco is a scientific researcher at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD. from Politecnico di Milano in 2014, and his MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Genoa, Italy in 2010. From September 2018 to January 2020 he was a researcher at the University Health Network (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Davide Chicco's research centres on biomedical informatics and machine learning.

Thomas P. Conrads

Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Chief Scientific Officer of the Department of Defense-Funded Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence and the Women's Health Integrated Research Center at Inova Health System.

Wei Cui

More than 14 years experience in mammalian oocytes and pre-implantation embryo development. Created live transgenic cloned goats by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Generated several knockout rat and mouse lines by ZFN, TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9.

Currently, I'm a faculty and PI in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. I am also the Director of Animal Models Core in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), Massachusetts, USA.

Academic Editor for PeerJ;
Associate Editor for Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine;
Associate Editor for Reproduction and Fertility;
Associate Editor for Animal Reproduction-Theriogenology, Frontiers in Veterinary Science;
Academic Editor for PLOS ONE.

Serve as Peer Reviewer for more than 40 journals and 160 times in the past 7 years.
https://publons.com/author/1174231/wei-cui#profile

Keywords: Preimplantation Embryo, Oocyte maturation, CRISPR/Cas9, Knockout, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), Oocyte spontaneous activation, Cell cycle, Oocyte aging, Animal models, Epigenetics, Toxicology, Cell culture, Fertilization, Micromanipulation, RNAi, Knockdown, Animal reproduction, Genome editing, Blastocyst, Cell lineage

Offer Erez

Professor, Director of maternity "D" Department and Obstetrical Day care Center , Soroka University Medical Center,Faculty of Health Science, Ben Gurion University of The Negev, Israel. Research Areas: Hypertension In Pregnancy, Coagulation and Hemostasis In Normal and Complicated Pregnancies, Preterm Labor, preterm PROM, IUGR, Stillbirth.
The Development of therapeutic modalities in the field of preterm labor and preeclampsia.

Valerie Fleming

Professor and Consultant at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Adviser to World health Organisation, Visitng Professor University of West of Scotland.

Valerie has been a midwife since qualifying in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1979 and has
practised in various countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle
East. She undertook her higher education in New Zealand, gaining Bachelor’s,
Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Massey University. She has been active in
research and international development since gaining her fist academic post in 1991.

From 2007-2011 she was director of Glasgow Caledonian University’s World Health
Organisation Collaborating Centre and during the last two years, Secretary General
of the WHO Global Network of Collaborating Centres. During this time she received
many research and development grants. From 2011-2012 she was Regional Adviser
for Nursing and Midwifery, the WHO Europe’s highest position in the field. During this
time, she worked as a consultant in the Institute of Midwifery, Zurich University of
Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and in 2012 took up a full time position there, returning to
full time research. She continues to attract research funding.

Andrea R. Genazzani

Former Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Former Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Pisa. President of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology. President of the European Society of Gynecology, Former President of the International Menopause Society. Editor-in-Chief of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Charles GIllespie

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (M.D., Ph.D.) and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Emory University. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, and stress/trauma-related disorders in adolescents and young adults. My primary research interest is the study of the psychobiology of trauma and stress across the lifespan. In addition to the complications of trauma-related psychopathology (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, personality disorders, and substance abuse), individuals exposed to trauma also often bear a heavy burden of stress-related medical illness including obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Impoverished minority populations in particular are at high risk for trauma exposure and have limited access to behavioral and medical healthcare. My current research focuses on the genetic mechanisms, environmental exposures, and stress pathobiology that contribute to risk for these disorders with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus.

Andrew R Gray

I am a biostatistician in the Biostatistics Centre at the University of Otago, a role I have held since 2004. Most of my work involves collaborating on a wide range of research projects in the health sciences, particularly in paediatric obesity, sleep, and physical activity; respiratory epidemiology, mostly asthma and COPD; dentistry; and health systems. I also work on statistical methods research, mostly topics inspired by these collaborations.

Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Sarah E M Howie

Professor of Immunopathology, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh. Elected Fellow of the Institute of Biology. Past Chair of Council of the British Society for Immunology.

Primary research interest is in how the immune system is involved in chronic inflammatory disease processes - in particular diseases associated with chronic inflammation in the lungs (allergy, lung cancer, fibrosis and chlamydial infection), skin, gut and reproductive tract.

Astrid M. Kamperman

Dr. Astrid Kamperman is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Erasmus University Medical Center. She is a psychiatric epidemiologist, statistician and methodologist with a strong affinity towards social psychiatric topics and issues related to women's mental health.

Kimiyo Kikuchi

Dr. Kimiyo Kikuchi is a Lecturer within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University. She obtained Ph.D. at Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. Dr. Kikuchi's areas of expertise are within global health, HIV infection, and maternal and child health.