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Daphne Jackson Fellow's research to understand causes of miscarriage

Dr Eleni Makrinou is returning to research with a Daphne Jackson Fellowship following a four year career break to bring up her young daughter. She will join a world leading research group at Imperial College, London, sponsored by the Genesis Research Trust, to understand the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest hormonal disorder amongst women of reproductive age that affects their reproductive capacity and can cause serious health issues, like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, later in life. 

The Genesis Research Trust is a charity that funds research on reproductive health related issues and the wellbeing of women and babies. The charity's Patron, TV presenter and author, Fern Britton, has just completed an epic cycle ride from John O'Groats to Lands End to raise money for the charity.  

Dr Tony Woods, Director and CEO of the Genesis Research Trust, said; 'Genesis Research Trust is delighted to be supporting Daphne Jackson Fellow, Dr Eleni Makrinou. Eleni will be joining a world-class team of researchers at Imperial College led by Professors Kate Hardy and Stephen Franks. Her research will aim to give us a better understanding of the causes and development of polycystic ovary syndrome'.

Eleni is excited about returning to the lab and hopes the project will lead to a better understanding of the disease mechanisms of PCOS, and provide the necessary framework to develop ways to screen the female population for the condition.

'I am truly grateful for being given the unique opportunity to redefine my future by returning to research in a proper, fully supportive manner, surrounded by people whose world leading knowledge and expertise will prove invaluable at these initial steps of my career re-entry.' Eleni explains.

Find out more about the Genesis Research Trust and the epic bike rides that thousands of women have undertaken around the world to support its work.