Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen

Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen


Researcher and Bachelor Program Director
Molecular and Reproductive Biology

19 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 720 times. The author has a h-index of 13.00. (Google Scholar)


 I have a long-lasting interest and expertise in the field of reproductive biology, studing early sex determination, gamet devevelopment, and genetic cuases of infertility. My research work is aiming to bring new knowledge and deepen current understanding of the fundamental and novel processes related to reproductive biology. Currently we are specificaly focusing on:

(I) Uterine organogenesis, uterine gland and extracellular matrix role in establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. 

(II) Characterisaton of novel genes responsible for male infertility.

I have special interest in imaging technologies, in particularly 3D imaging of mesoscopic size specimens by e.g. optical projection tomography and multiphoton confocal microscopy. We use these techniques to elucidate the organ function related to its 3D structures.

Research interests

  • Fertility, Ovary, Uterus, Uterine glands, Spermatogenesis, Oocyte, Meiosis, Extracellular matrix, 3D imaging

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Scientific merits

Thesis supervisions

Samina Kazi, MSc., PhD candidate
Audrey Savolainen, MSc., PhD candidate

Research visits

  • Post-doctoral, Baylor College of medicine, Houston, TX, USA (2015-2017)

  • Post-doctoral, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (2016)