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Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Dr Catherine Aiken
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: cema2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: metabolism in pregnancy reproductive aging developmental programming
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-catherine-aiken/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Bainbridge
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: db125@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immunology of the placenta
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/bainbridge/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr James Brenton
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: james.brenton@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ovarian cancer prognostic markers predictive markers bioinformaticsexpression profiling clinical trial design using molecular end points
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/brenton-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Carlos Caldas
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Carlos.Caldas@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Breast cancer; genomics proteomics metabolomics and bioinformatics
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/caldas-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor D Stephen Charnock-Jones
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: dscj1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Placental development high throughput sequencing genomics regulation of endothelial cell function in health and disease translational research
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/professor-steve-charnock-...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nick Coleman
Department: Department of Pathology (Molecular Histopathology Division)
Email: nc109@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human papillomaviruses
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/nick-coleman
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Francesco Colucci
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: fc287@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immune cells at the fetal maternal interface; Control of tumour growth by immunity; Cell transplantation
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-francesco-colucci/
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Miguel Constancia
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: jmasmc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetics in health and disease
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/Constancia.php
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alison Dunning
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: alisond@srl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Common low-penetrance risk factors for breast cancer
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/dunning.html
Themes: Cancer, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian developmental genetics and epigenetics
Website: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/anne-ferguson-smith
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alison Forhead
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajf1005@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Endocrine control of fetal development and maturation
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/forhead/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Abigail Fowden
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: alf1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Fetal physiology and development
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/fowden
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Fiona Gilbert
Department: Department of Radiology
Email: fjg28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Breast and Oncology Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Website: http://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/departmental-staff/academic-...
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Dino Giussani
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: dag26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hypoxia and developmental origins of cardiovascular health and disease
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/giussani
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Golombok
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: seg42@cam.ac.uk
Topic: New family forms; parent-child relationships
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/SusanGolombok
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Myriam Hemberger
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: myriam.hemberger@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic determinants that ensure maintenance of early stem cell lineage identity
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/epigenetics/myriam-hemberger
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Melissa Hines
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mh504@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hormonal influences on human neural and behavioral development across the lifespan
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/mh504@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Gavin Kelsey
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: gavin.kelsey@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian developmental genetics genomic imprinting and epigenetics
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/epigenetics/gavin-kelsey
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Elisa Laurenti
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: el422@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human Haematopoietic Stem Cells Biology in Health and Disease
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/elisa...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ashley Moffett
Department: Department of Pathology (Immunology Division)
Email: am485@cam.ac.uk
Topic: NK cells pregnancy trophoblast HLA
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/ashley-moffett
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Murray
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajm267@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac and skeletal muscle
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/murray/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ken Ong
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit / Department of Paediatrics
Email: ken.ong@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Childhood obesity
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/growth-and-develop...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Ozanne
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: seo10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Early programming of diabetes obesity and longevity
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/Ozanne/
Themes: Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Roger Pedersen
Department: Department of Surgery (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email: ralp2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine (developmental biology)
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/rpede...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Paul Pharoah
Department: Department of Oncology (Department of Public Health and Primary Care)
Email: paul1@srl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology of breast and ovarian cancer
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/pharoah.html
Themes: Cancer, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Wolf Reik
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: wolf.reik@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian developmental genetics genomic imprinting and epigenetic reprogramming
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/epigenetics/wolf-reik
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Evis Sala
Department: Department of Radiology
Email: es220@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Oncological Imaging Genitourinary Imaging MRI PET/CT PET/MR
Website: http://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/departmental-staff/academic-...
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ans48@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Placental development and function and its relevance for pregnancy success and life-long health
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/amanda-sferruzzi-perri
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Benjamin Simons
Department: Department of Physics (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email: bds10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Tracing Stem Cell Fate in Development Maintenance and Disease
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/press...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Gordon C S  Smith
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: gcss2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Use of statistical modeling to predict and understand causes of adverse pregnancy outcome biomarker discovery screening test placental function
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/professor-gordon-smith/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Azim Surani
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: a.surani@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian germ cells; epigenetic reprogramming
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/surani
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Roser Vento-Tormo
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: rv4@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Celluar genetics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/vento-tormo-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Erica Watson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: edw23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic mechanism of folate metabolism during development
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/watson-erica
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome

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