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Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Dr Nicoletta Charolidi is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is also a postdoctoral researcher at St George's University of London's Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Institute, where her work focuses on first trimester pregnancy growth and placental vascular and molecular biology, and she works as a medical writer and subeditor for the Al Ain Fertility Center in the United Arab Emirates. Previously, she obtained her PhD from the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London's Faculty of Medicine, and went on to do postdoctoral research at University College London's Institute of Child Health. Her interests include writing about and promoting the public understanding of evidence-based science. 


BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi:

Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD

26 September 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

There was a captivating debate around the emerging genetic choices, legal framework and ethical issues from the use of PGS (pre-implantation genetic screening) and PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) at this event produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET)... [Read More]

What is the germline?

21 December 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

We report from the first session of the annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust, titled 'From Three-Person IVF to Genome Editing: the Science and the Ethics of Engineering the Embryo', in which Professor Azim Surani discussed the germline... [Read More]

A TripAdvisor for fertility clinics - would you recommend it?

18 May 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

At this Progress Educational Trust event there was a lively debate about whether and how the HFEA should collect feedback from patients about fertility clinics across the UK and publish it on its website... [Read More]

Genetic conditions: How should your DNA be used in the 100,000 Genomes Project?

10 November 2014 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

At this Progress Educational Trust (PET) and Genomics England event on the use of data in the 100,000 Genomes Project, a panel of experts had the opportunity to reflect on the goals of the project and respond to audience questions... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi:

Book Review: The Essential Fertility Guide

25 January 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

For couples who have difficulty in conceiving naturally, this is an excellent guide by Professor Robert Winston on the main causes of infertility... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi:


Study brings sickle-cell gene therapy one step closer

12 September 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

A genetically engineered virus that triggers the production of an alternative form of haemoglobin has reversed the symptoms of sickle cell disease in mice... [Read More]

Chemotherapy during pregnancy could affect daughters' fertility

15 August 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

A study has shown that the chemotherapy drug etoposide can affect the development of fetal ovarian tissue in mice... [Read More]

Stem-cell scientist loses doctorate over STAP controversy

09 November 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

In the aftermath of the STAP stem-cell controversy, Waseda University has revoked the doctorate degree of the stem-cell scientist Haruko Obokata... [Read More]

Stem cells show potential to restore fertility after chemotherapy

26 October 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

A stem-cell therapy in mice shows promise for reversing infertility in women who have received cancer treatment... [Read More]

First insights from UK genome-sharing project

21 September 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

The first findings from the UK10K project, the largest population genome sequencing effort to date, have been made available to worldwide researchers... [Read More]

Multigene testing proves useful for breast and ovarian cancer

17 August 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Researchers have found that tests for multiple breast and ovarian cancer risk genes can be used to inform treatment decisions for women with personal or family history for such cancers... [Read More]

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis shows promise

06 July 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

A new gene therapy technique for treating cystic fibrosis has shown potential in a new study... [Read More]

Personalised cancer vaccines show promise

13 April 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

A new type of cancer vaccine that enriches the immune system with tailor-made anti-tumour antibodies has shown early signs of promise... [Read More]

Mutation order influences cancer outcome

16 February 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

The order in which mutations occur in a cell can determine the clinical outcome of certain cancers, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine... [Read More]

Heart failure gene mutations identified

19 January 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Scientists have narrowed down the harmful mutations that cause dilated cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of inherited heart failure, which could lead the way to better screening and more accurate diagnosis.




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Public Conference
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Andy Greenfield

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Henry Malter

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross

Sandy Starr


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