I am a third year DPhil student at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology under the supervision of Dr Dagan Wells. My DPhil is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
My studies are focused on understanding the genesis of aneuploidy in human gametes and embryos and the development of new technologies for their detection.
After obtaining a BSc in Biology from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) in 2009, I graduated in Reproductive Biology (MSc) from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. Shortly after, I joined Reprogenetics UK where I am currently based.
Deep impact: sequencing embryo biopsy specimens at increasing depth
Spath K. and Wells D., (2015), Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 31, 1 - 3
Altered levels of mitochondrial DNA are associated with female age, aneuploidy, and provide an independent measure of embryonic implantation potential.
Fragouli E. et al, (2015), PLoS Genet, 11
Incidence of segmental aneuploidy in oocytes and pre implantation embryos
Babariya D. et al, (2014), CHROMOSOME RESEARCH, 22, 598 - 599
A detailed analysis of embryos from translocation carriers: sex specific differences in segregation patterns and the presence of an interchromosomal effect
Alfarawati S. et al, (2014), CHROMOSOME RESEARCH, 22, 597 - 598
Altered levels of mitochondrial DNA are associated with female age, aneuploidy, and reveal the implantation potential of chromosomally normal embryos
Fragouli E. et al, (2014), HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 29, 43 - 43