Centre for Reproductive Health
Hudson Institute of Medical Research is internationally recognised for its outstanding research into reproduction, which spans more than 40 years. The Centre for Reproductive Health’s current reproductive health research program is strongly based in both basic and translational science. Reproductive Health is now a key global challenge, with impacts of the environment and changes in societies strongly impacting not only on both male and female reproduction but also on the long-term health of their offspring. The latter detrimental changes are established both in the sperm and egg, and during early development of the conceptus.
With a rapidly increasing world population, the need for new contraceptive options has never been greater. Furthermore, translation of advances in reproductive sciences also impacts on cancer biology, animal food production, and conservation of endangered species. In addition, proteins involved in the regulation of reproduction also have wider actions influencing inflammation and tissue repair in a wide variety of organs.
CRH is the proud sponsor of Reproductive Health Australia, the peak advocacy body promoting research and research translation in reproductive biology across Australia.
The German Research Foundation renews funding of a key alliance between Monash University and Justus-Liebig University in Germany – May 2017
Professor Kate Loveland receives International Scientist Award
Key areas of research
- Male Reproductive Health
- Male factor infertility
- Male reproductive cancer
- Immunobiology in male reproductive health
- Reproductive Developmental Biology
- Offspring health
- Environmental exposures
- Molecular Biology of Reproduction
- Germline genetics and epigenetics
- RNA biology