Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology



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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



Potorac I, Trehan A, Szymanska K, et al., 2019, Compound heterozygous mutations in the luteinizing hormone receptor signal peptide causing 46, XY disorder of sex development, European Journal of Endocrinology, Vol:181, ISSN:0804-4643, Pages:K11-K20

Eriksson AL, Perry JRB, Coviello AD, et al., 2019, Genetic Determinants of Circulating Estrogen Levels and Evidence of a Causal Effect of Estradiol on Bone Density in Men (vol 103, pg 991, 2018), Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol:104, ISSN:0021-972X, Pages:2580-2580

Conforti A, Vaiarelli A, Cimadomo D, et al., 2019, Pharmacogenetics of FSH Action in the Female, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Vol:10, ISSN:1664-2392

Salonia A, Rastrelli G, Hackett G, et al., 2019, Paediatric and adult-onset male hypogonadism, Nature Reviews Disease Primers, Vol:5, ISSN:2056-676X

Bixby H, Bentham J, Zhou B, et al., 2019, Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic, Nature, Vol:569, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:260-264

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