Translational Reproduction and Fertility Group

The Translational Reproduction and Fertility Group conducts translational research focused on human sperm physiology. Main topics of the group are non-hormonal unisex contraception, human fertility, and human male epigenetic inheritance.

​Current tea​m members

  • PhD student Michala Rosa Birch
  • Master student Fie Bendix Thomsen
  • Laboratory technician Sissel Marie Bredesen

Previou​s members

  • Durga Kolla (visiting Research Fulbright Student)
  • PhD Student Tobias Schierling (visiting from Prof. Timo Strünkers group).
  • Postdoc Martin Jæger Pedersen

​Key collaborators​

  • Prof. Timo Strünker, Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, University of Münster, Germany.
  • Prof. Romain Barrés, Director of Research, CNRS Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, France.
  • Prof. Jesper V. Olsen, Deputy Center Director, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Prof. Hans Bräuner-Osborne, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Ass. Prof. Bo Hjorth-Bentzen, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Ass. Prof. Christian M. Pedersen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Ass. Prof. Atul Deshmukh, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Ass. Prof. Anders Bach, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark​


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