Hana Shabana

Hana Shabana

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: BioClinicum J 5:30 Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Forskning Rodriguez-Wallberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • As a doctoral student in Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg's research team at the
    Department of Oncology-Pathology, I study the impact of the microbiome on
    assisted reproduction and pregnancies.
    I completed my medical education at Copenhagen University in Denmark and my
    residency in obstetrics and gynaecology in Sörmland's county. I work as
    a clinician at the Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological
    Endocrinology Karolinska University Hospital and undergoing European
    subspecialty training Programme in Reproductive Medicine, European Society of
    Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).


  • The microbiome refers to the microbial communities inhabiting the human body.
    Advances in next-generation sequencing techniques have revealed the presence
    of microbiomes in the female reproductive tract, including the vaginal and
    upper genital tract. These microbiomes may influence fertility and have an
    impact on the success of embryo implantation and pregnancy development in
    assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Our studies are of significant
    importance as infertility is a multifactorial disease and patients undergoing
    ART may have additional comorbidities and require specific medications.
    The aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the clinical
    impact of the microbiome and metabolome on reproductive outcomes,
    particularly in infertile women undergoing IVF treatment. The PhD project
    consists of four separate studies investigating various aspects of the
    microbiome and reproduction. Epidemiological studies will investigate the
    impact of drugs on the microbiome, while clinical studies will measure the
    diversity and dominance of the microbiome from biological samples and
    investigate its impact on reproductive outcomes. Additionally, the
    association of medications and comorbidities with ART outcomes, as well as
    the microbiome of both partners in couples with unexplained infertility and
    the microbiome of natural conceptions vs medically assisted pregnancies will
    be studied.
    For more information on this study, please visit: www.swebiofertil.se [1]
    [1] http://www.swebiofertil.se/


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