Imperial College London

Professor Kate Hardy

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Professor of Reproductive Biology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2106k.hardy

 
 
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Location

 

5-008Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus

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Summary

 

Grants Awarded

2010 – 2015    Co-investigator on MRC Programme Grant (£1895K FEC) “The central role for androgens in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome” with S. Franks (PI)

2009 – 2012    Principal Investigator on BBSRC Project Grant (£481,317 FEC) “The role of BMP antagonists in ovarian follicle development” with S. Franks, and N. Dibb

2007 – 2010    Principal Investigator on BBSRC Project Grant (£445,087 FEC) “Cell shape, cell adhesion and regulation of ovarian folliculogenesis”, with S. Franks

2007 – 2009    Co-applicant on Wellbeing of Women Project Grant (£97,360). “Insulin resistance in the polycystic ovary; implications for fertility and long-term health. with S. Franks (PI).

2006 – 2009    Co-applicant on Wellcome Trust Project Grant (£184,663) “Role of insulin-like growth factors in preantral follicle development and function in normal and polycystic ovaries” with S Franks and I Huhtaniemi

2005 – 2009    Principal Investigator on BBSRC Project Grant (£401,064) “Spatial and temporal modulation of initiation of ovarian follicle growth”, with J Stark and S Franks (with no-cost extension)

2000 – 2003    Principal Investigator on Wellbeing Programme Grant (£450,000) “Follicular Environment, Oocyte Maturation and Infertility”, with S. Franks, R.M.L. Winston, G.E. Moore and L. Regan.

Collaborators

Dr Carina Dunlop, University of Surrey, Mathematical modelling of biological systems. Our new collaboration is examining signalling between follicles in the ovary, using spatial analysis., 2013

Professor Axel Themmen, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam

Dr Norah Spears, University of Edinburgh, Ovarian Physiology. Our collaboration is examining signalling between follicles in the ovary.

Guest Lectures

Embryo quality: effect on cell fate, Serono Symposium: Total Quality Management in the IVF Programme, Tokyo, Japan, 2004

Embryo quality: effect on cell fate, Serono Symposium: Measuring human embryo quality: Form, Function and Developmental Genetics, Montreal, Canada, 2003

Cell death during human preimplantation embryo development, Apoptosis 2003, Luxembourg, 2003

Cell biology of human blastocyst development and differentiation, “Perspectives in Assisted Reproduction”, 2nd Organon Expert Meeting 2002, Rottach-Egern Germany, 2002

In vitro culture of human ovarian tissue: effects of gonadotrophins and growth factors, Serono Symposium: “Fertility preservation in cancer patients” Sicily, Italy., 2002

The human blastocyst in vitro., Risks and complications in ART, ESHRE Campus Workshop, Maastricht, The Netherlands., 2002

ART in the 21st Century., Gordon Conference: Mammalian Gametogenesis and Embryogenesis, Connecticut College, Connecticut USA;, 2002

Development of the human blastocyst, Beligian Society for Reproductive Medicine, Gent, Belgium, 2001

Culture and growth factors for embryos - Blastocysts and apoptosis, Alpha Workshop, The Human Blastocyst 2001, Genk, Belgium, 2001

Significance of blastocyst culture, Serono Symposium: “Understanding Female Infertility”, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, 2001

(1)Apoptosis in the human ovary, oocyte and human embryo: impact on ART success. (2) Techniques for assessing embryo viability: Metabolic parameters and apoptosis., 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Orlando, USA, 2001

Human embryo development and prognosis for culture, Latin American Chapter, 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Orlando, USA, 2001

Survival factors and apoptosis, Serono Symposium: "ART and the Human Blastocyst" San Diego, California, USA, 2000

Research Student Supervision

Atess,V, Cell-cell communication and follicle development in the ovary