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



Elenkov A, Wirestrand E, Hagsund A, et al., 2023, Non-reproductive effects of follicle-stimulating hormone in young men, Andrology, Vol:11, ISSN:2047-2919, Pages:471-477

Ivell R, Heng K, Severn K, et al., 2022, The Leydig cell biomarker INSL3 as a predictor of age-related morbidity: Findings from the EMAS cohort, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Vol:13, ISSN:1664-2392

Wu FCW, Huhtaniemi IT, 2022, Preface, Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders, Vol:23, ISSN:1389-9155, Pages:1105-1107

Huhtaniemi I, Jayasena C, 2022, Androgens part 2: Emerging areas, Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol:36, ISSN:1521-690X

Simoni M, Huhtaniemi I, Casarini L, et al., 2022, Editorial: Follicle-stimulating hormone: Fertility and beyond-volume II, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Vol:13, ISSN:1664-2392

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