Melina Schuh’s research highlight on Medical Xpress

Melina’s work on mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mammalian oocytes has advanced our understanding the process of meiosis and the causes of aneuploidy in mammalian eggs, including humans. The project, led by Melina, set out to discover why genetic faults affect such a high proportion of ageing human eggs, or oocytes, resulting in pregnancy loss, birth defects and infertility. This work was started at the LMB and ended at Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. Agata Zielinska, who was part of Melina’s team, also previously worked in Melina’s group at the LMB as a student visitor from May 2014 to April 2016. More