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OUR TEAM

Nilufer Rahmioglu

Nilufer Rahmioglu is a senior research fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford (http://www.well.ox.ac.uk/nilufer-rahmioglu). She received her PhD in genetic epidemiology from King’s College London in 2011; her MSc in Environmental Health from Cyprus International Institute in association with Harvard School of Public Health in 2007; her BA in Biology with a focus on cancer biology from Clark University in 2006. Nilufer’s research interests are investigation of disease patterns in different population and exploration of the underlying genetic and environmental reasons. Her current research focus is on investigation of the genetic and environmental risk factors or endometriosis and related health conditions with substantial public health burden. She has a strong epidemiological, biological and computational background, with extensive experience in analysis of large-scale phenotypic and genotypic datasets. She is the co-lead post-doc in the World Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonization Project (EPHect). She is also the lead post-doc in design and maintenance of Endometriosis Oxford (ENDOX) cohort. She is the brainchild and principal investigator of the COHERE Initiative.

Krina Zondervan

Krina Zondervan is Professor of Reproductive and Genomic Epidemiology; Co-director of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre; and Deputy Head of Department at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford. For over 20 years, her research has focused on understanding the causes of women’s health conditions through genomic and epidemiological (large population-based) approaches, in order to inform improved diagnostic and treatment options. Her work focuses in particular on endometriosis – a condition causing pain and infertility in an estimated 1.5 million women in the UK and 180 million worldwide. She leads a number of global collaborative initiatives in the field of endometriosis research including large-scale studies that have identified genetic variants involved in its development; and the World Endometriosis Research Foundation EPHect initiative that has standardised data and biological sample collection in endometriosis research globally. Krina has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles, and in 2013 was recognised as Outstanding Female Scientist (AcademiaNet, Wellcome Trust nomination).

Christian Becker

Christian Becker is an Associate Professor at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Oxford. He studied medicine in Berlin and San Francisco and received his Medical Degree at the Freie Universität Berlin. He then trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Charité in Berlin and became fully accredited in 2003. He did two postdoctoral fellowships at Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston working on angiogenesis and endometriosis.

In 2005 he went to Oxford as and eventually became a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist on Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Together with Professor Krina Zondervan he co-directs the Endometriosis CaRe Centre in Oxford leading a comprehensive basic, translational and clinical research program on endometriosis at the University of Oxford. Professor Becker is the current Chair of the ESHRE Endometriosis Guideline Development Group and is involved in the development of the NICE Guideline for Endometriosis in the UK. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of endometriosis and has a special interest in biomarker studies. .

Stacey Missmer

Stacey Missmer received her Bachelors degree in Biology from Lehigh University and her Master and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degrees in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. She joined the faculty of Harvard University as an Instructor in 2003 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in 2006 and to Associate Professor in 2012.

In 2016, Dr. Missmer was the first faculty member to be endowed through Michigan State University’s Global Impact Initiative and is currently Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine. She additionally remains an Associate Scientist in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Lecturer in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Stacey Missmer joined the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) Research Group at Harvard University in 1998. In 2012, Dr. Missmer co-founded the Boston Center for Endometriosis and serves as the Scientific Director where leads the Women’s Health Study: from Adolescence to Adulthood (A2A). Dr. Missmer is currently the Chair-elect of the Endometriosis Special Interest Group and also Immediate Past Chair of the Nutrition Special Interest Group for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Formerly an Associate Editor, she is a member of the Statistical Advisory Board for Human Reproduction and currently serves on the Data Safety and Monitoring Board of the NIH Reproductive Medicine Network (RMN). Author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications, reviews, and book chapters, her research has focused on causes, consequences, and discovery of modifiable factors related to reproductive health.

Ertan Saridogan

Ertan Saridogan is a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Minimal Access Surgery at University College London Hospitals. He was the President of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy until recently and is a Trustee and the Chairman of Medical Advisory Panel of the Endometriosis UK. He is also a member of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy Executive Committee. His clinical interests include laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery for benign gynaecological conditions, reproductive surgery, endometriosis, fibroids and outpatient hysteroscopy. His research interests include noninvasive diagnosis of endometriosis, clinical outcomes following endometriosis surgery, outpatient hysteroscopy, and the place of screening and risk reducing surgery in women with a history of familial cancer.

Huseyin Naci

Huseyin Naci is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Economics. Huseyin received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Policy and Economics from the London School of Economics and & Political Science (London, UK); his Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree in International Health, with a focus on Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, MD, USA); and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry from Knox College (Galesburg, IL, USA). Huseyin’s academic interests include health economics and policy. In particular, his current research focuses on the assessment of new health technologies; market entry requirements for therapeutic agents; and economic access to medications. Prior to starting his research at LSE Health, Huseyin conducted research in the areas of international health, mental health, and international development at the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University. Most recently, he was a Fellow in Population Medicine at Harvard University.

Andreas Stavroulis

Andreas Stavroulis is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with specialist in advanced hysteroscopic/laparoscopic surgery, endometriosis, reproductive medicine and fertility treatment based in Cyprus. He received his Medical Degree at Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest in 2002. Between 2003 and 2013, he trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at London University Hospitals and became a Member (MRCOG) in 2009 and was awarded with the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2013 with the accreditation in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, subfertility and reproductive medicine. For the last four training years he was the Senior Fellow of the UCLH Advanced Endoscopic and Endometriosis team trained and accredited in advanced/complex hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, in advanced gynaecological ultrasound scanning and in reproductive medicine and fertility surgery. Between 2013-2014 he worked at the Homerton Fertility Centre in London, where he specialised in subfertility and assisted reproduction techniques and has been accredited by British Fertility Society (BFS). Dr. Stavroulis is the founder and leader of the Endometriosis Centre Cyprus, the first endometriosis centre in Cyprus. He is a Senior Lecturer at St George's University of London medical programme (delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School) and an instructor in hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery.