Speaker: Dr John Schjenken, ARC Research Associate, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide Medical School, Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide
Title: Seminal Fluid Signalling in the Female Reproductive Tract: Implications for Reproductive Success and Offspring Health
Chair: Dr Dan Wijesundara, THRF Early Career Fellow, Virology Group, The University of Adelaide and BHI, TQEH.
Speaker Biography: Dr John Schjenken is an early career researcher establishing himself in the field of reproductive biology and reproductive immunology. His background is in reproductive biology and since beginning his post-doctoral position at the Robinson Research Institute and Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide, he has been establishing himself in the field of reproductive immunology. His research interests lie in the broad area of immunology of reproduction focusing on defining the molecular mechanisms that regulate female tract responses to seminal fluid, identifying novel seminal fluid signalling mediators, and determining the impact of these mediators on pregnancy quality and offspring health.