In June, the message about the ReproUnion Biobank and Infertility Cohort (RUBIC) spread scientifically and across Danish and Swedish media – exactly one year after RUBIC enrolled the first infertile couples!
In April 2021 Nina Mørup Nygaard defended her ReproUnion supported PhD project, and the results have been published by ‘Cancers’ and ‘Scientific Reports’.
It is with great sadness that ReproUnion received the news that Professor Bernard Jégou passed away on the 11th of May 2021. He was one of the world’s leading reproductive researchers and also contributed to research activities in ReproUnion.
The RESPOND project by Eva Hoffmann and Anja Pinborg has received the funding from the Tandem Programme, seeking to stimulate the transition of basic research to clinical practice and vice versa.
In the cutting-edge track Eva Hoffmann presented Molecular mechanisms behind women’s biological clock. And Søren Ziebe rounded off the conference, when he was debating blastocyst transfer over cleavage stage transfer with Harvard Professor and Embryologist, Catherine Racowsky.
The authors Søren Ziebe, Lone Schmidt and Sophie Hæstorp Andersen bring up a sensitive, yet necessary topic, since reproductive challenges also impact our welfare model.
In February 2021 Henriette Svarre Nielsen stepped into ReproUnion’s Executive Board. Since 2018 she has been part of ReproUnion’s Challenge 2 and worked alongside colleagues in Greater Copenhagen to launch the ReproUnion Biobank & Infertility Cohort (RUBIC).
EU/Interreg, Region Hovedstaden, Region Skåne and Ferring are supporting ReproUnion with EUR 2.3 million to carry out additional reproductive research, which will assess the impact of the COVID-19 virus on fertility, pregnancy, and fetus.
Fostering the next generation of researchers is vital to meet the future demands of managing and preventing infertility problems. Here we feature Selma Kløve Landersø and Pernille Udesen, who were among the first to virtually defend their ReproUnion supported-PhDs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of ReproUnion in 2018, Gritt Marie Hviid Malling initiated a study, which was published in Human Fertility and is presented at the Fertility Awareness Webinar.