Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology



+44 (0)20 7594 2104ilpo.huhtaniemi Website




Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology

Research interests

  • • G-Protein coupled receptor signalling in reproduction and cancer
  • • Physiology and pathophysiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis
  • • Male contraception
  • • Endocrinology of ageing

Memberships of societies

  • • Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences
  • • Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • • Endocrine Society (USA)
  • • Society for Endocrinology (UK)
  • • European Academy of Andrology
  • • European Society of Endocrinology



Rastrelli G, O'Neill TW, Ahern T, et al., 2018, Symptomatic androgen deficiency develops only when both total and free testosterone decline in obese men who may have incident biochemical secondary hypogonadism: Prospective results from the EMAS, Clinical Endocrinology, Vol:89, ISSN:0300-0664, Pages:459-469

Huhtaniemi I, 2018, MECHANISMS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY Hormonal regulation of spermatogenesis: mutant mice challenging old paradigms, European Journal of Endocrinology, Vol:179, ISSN:0804-4643, Pages:R143-R150

Kaprara A, Huhtaniemi IT, 2018, The hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis: Tales of mice and men, Metabolism-clinical and Experimental, Vol:86, ISSN:0026-0495, Pages:3-17

Huhtaniemi I, Hovatta O, La Marca A, et al., 2018, Advances in the Molecular Pathophysiology, Genetics, and Treatment of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol:29, ISSN:1043-2760, Pages:400-419

Oduwole OO, Peltoketo H, Poliandri A, et al., 2018, Constitutively active follicle-stimulating hormone receptor enables androgen-independent spermatogenesis, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Vol:128, ISSN:0021-9738, Pages:1787-1792

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