Support presentation at IFPA Toyko meeting and initiating collaborations with Japanese researchers
Hannah Yong, University of Cambridge
My aims are to:
- Attend and present two posters on the importance of placental endocrine function on maternal and fetal health at the International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) conference in Tokyo
- Meet with two renowned Japanese experts and develop new collaborations with them
With the award of the grant, I was able to present two posters at International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) conference in Tokyo. The conference went very well and I received valuable feedback that has helped refined my work on placental endocrinology, which is in preparation for eventual submission to a high-impact journal. Moreover, being at an international conference, I also had many opportunities to network with many experts from over the world, besides Japan. It was exciting to hear about the latest research going on in placental research and I went away from the conference with new perspectives and greater insights into placental function, which will undoubtedly provide a strong foundation in preparing future research grant applications.
Following the conference, I visited Professor Masahito Ikawa at Osaka University and Professor Aikou Okamoto’s team at Jikei University School of Medicine. Both meetings were very productive and I hope to collaborate with them in the future when the opportunity arises.
I am very grateful for the generous support of the Bioscientifica Trust in funding my research travels. I believe in the long-term, these experiences play a vital role in the transition to becoming an independent research leader in the reproductive endocrinology field.
Grant awarded: £671.21