Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology



ilpo.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



Jonas K, Rivero-Müller A, Oduwole O, et al., 2021, The luteinizing hormone receptor knock-out mouse as a tool to probe the in vivo 1 actions of gonadotropic hormones/receptors in females, Endocrinology, Vol:162, ISSN:0013-7227, Pages:1-13

Oduwole OO, Poliandri A, Okolo A, et al., 2021, Follicle-stimulating hormone promotes growth of human prostate cancer cell line-derived tumor xenografts, Faseb Journal, Vol:35, ISSN:0892-6638

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), Iurilli N, 2021, Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body-mass index to change in obesity and underweight, Elife, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-084X

Rodriguez-Martinez A, Zhou B, Sophiea MK, et al., 2020, Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants, The Lancet, Vol:396, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1511-1524

Kumar TR, Huhtaniemi I, 2020, An interview with Professor Ilpo Huhtaniemi, Biology of Reproduction, Vol:103, ISSN:0006-3363, Pages:909-911

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