Laboratory Manager, Department of Perinatal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre
Neil Gude, BSc, MSc, PhD, GDipOccHazMgt
Dr Neil Murray Gude is the Laboratory Manager in the Pregnancy Research Centre, Royal Women's Hospital and a Senior Research Fellow of the University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the Royal Women's Hospital.
His research interests are focused on the role of the placenta in the pathogenesis of serious, common clinical complications of human pregnancy.
He received a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1997 for his thesis on “The role of autacoids in the regulation of blood flow in the fetal circulation of the human placenta”. He has ongoing research projects in the areas of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, abnormal fetal growth, placental protein and maternal endothelial cell interactions, placental endocrine changes with labour and nutrient transport in the placenta. He is author/co-author of in excess of 55 scientific papers and 70 conference abstracts and has been a recipient of the following NHMRC project grants: 1993-1995 Human Placental Nitric Oxide Synthase (930410), 1998-2000 Placental Glucose and Amino Acid Transfer and Fetal Pathogenesis in Diabetic Pregnancy (981160) and 2008-2010 Characterisation of Abnormal Placental Stem Cells in a Human Pregnancy Disorder (509178).
Dr Gude was the President of the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association from 1998 to 2002 and is currently Treasurer for that organisation. He was a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Placenta Associations from 1998 to 2003. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Trophoblast Research since 2001 and was guest editor for Volume 17 of Trophoblast Research (2003). Dr Gude is currently a member of the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association, the International Federation of Placenta Associations, the Australian Society for Medical Research and the Society of Reproductive Biology.
He was Principal Organiser for the following conferences:
1st Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association, Alice Springs, 1 April, 1998,
2nd Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association, Melbourne, 23 March 1999,
3rd Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association, Brisbane, 13 March 2000,
4th Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association, Canberra, 15 March 2001,
8th Meeting of the International Federation of Placenta Associations, Melbourne, October 6-10, 2002.