Dr David Sharkey

Dr David Sharkey
 Position Postdoctoral Fellow
 Org Unit Paediatrics and Reproductive Health
 Email david.sharkey@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1503
 Location Floor/Room WS6071.19 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    PhD (2005), Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide.

    Thesis entitled: Seminal plasma regulation of the post-coital inflammatory response in the human cervix'

    Supervisors;
    Professor Sarah Robertson and
    Professor Robert Norman

  • Awards & Achievements

    2009

    • Travel Award, Research Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide, for attendance and presentation at the Society for Reproductive Biology‟s Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia ($295)

    2008

    • Overseas Conference Travel Award, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, travel to 1st World Congress of Reproductive Biology and Society for the Study of Reproduction, Kona, Hawaii ($1000)
    • Travel Award, ARC / NHMRC Research Network in Genes and Environment in Development (NGED), travel to 1st World Congress of Reproductive Biology and Society for the Study of Reproduction, Kona, Hawaii ($1000)
    • Travel Award, Research Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide, travel to 1st World Congress of Reproductive Biology and Society for the Study of Reproduction, Kona, Hawaii ($1000)

    2007

    • Travel Award, Research Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide, travel to annual meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Christchurch, ($1000)
    • Travel Award, ARC / NHMRC Research Network in Genes and Environment in Development (NGED), travel to annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology, Toronto, Canada ($1000)
    • Overseas Conference Travel Award, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, travel to travel to annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology, Toronto, Canada ($1500)

    2006

    • Travel Award, Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF), travel to annual meeting of SRF and National Ovarian Workshop, Leeds, United Kingdom (£500)

    2004

    • Postgraduate Travel Award, Faculty of Health Sciences Travel Scholarship, travel to Society for the Study of Reproduction, 37th Annual meeting, Vancouver, Canada ($1500).

    2003

    • Finalist in the Holden Young investigator Award‟ for Excellence in Health and Medical Research, Australian Society for Medical Research (SA) 2003 Scientific Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.

    2002

    • Finalist in the Junior Scientist Award‟, Society for Reproductive Biology, 33rd Annual Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.

    2000

    • Student Poster Award (First place), International Congress of Endocrinology 2000 Satellite Symposium, McLaren Vale, South Australia ($250)
    • Travel Award, Australian Society for Medical Research, travel to National ASMR Conference in Melbourne, Australia ($150)
  • Publications

     

    Conference Abstracts and Presentations

    2009 

    • Society for Reproductive Biology, Annual Meeting, Adelaide, Australia
      DJ Sharkey, RB Gilchrist and SA Robertson “GDF-9, BMP-15 and Activin A contribute to seminal fluid signalling in human cervical epithelial cells” (Oral Presentation)

    2008 

    • 1st World Congress of Reproductive Biology, Kona, Hawaii.
      DJ Sharkey and SA Robertson “Identification of TGFβ as a major active factor mediating seminal fluid signalling in human cervical epithelial cells” (Poster Presentation) 
    • Society for the Study of Reproduction, Annual Meeting, Kona, Hawaii.
      DJ Sharkey and SA Robertson “Follistatin mRNA expression is regulated by seminal fluid TGFβ in human Ect1 cervical epithelial cells” (Poster Presentation) 
    • Society for Reproductive Biology, 39th Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.
      DJ Sharkey and SA Robertson “Seminal fluid TGFb regulates follistatin mRNA expression in human Ect1 Cervical Epithelial cells” (Poster Presentation)
      SA Robertson, DJ Sharkey, JJ Bromfield, LM Moldenhauer, MJ Jasper, LR Guerin, A Care, JD Hayball “Seminal plasma and male factor signalling for female tolerance of pregnancy”

    2007 

    • 5th European Congress of Reproductive Immunology, Berlin, Germany.
      SA Robertson, DJ Sharkey and JJ Bromfield “Seminal plasma and male factor signalling in the female reproductive tract” (Oral Presentation) 
    • American Society for Reproductive Immunology, 27th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. DJ Sharkey and SA Robertson “Male seminal fluid signalling in the human female reproductive tract” (Plenary Lecture) 
    • Society for Reproductive Biology, 38th Annual Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.
      DJ Sharkey and SA Robertson “Transforming growth factor beta is a major contributor to human seminal plasma induced cervical cytokine production in vitro” (oral presentation) 
    • Australasian Society of Immunology, Sydney, Australia
      SA Robertson and DJ Sharkey “TGFβ is identified as a major seminal fluid signalling factor in the human female reproductive tract” (Poster presentation) 
    • Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Annual Meeting, Reno Nevada, USA. SA Robertson and DJ Sharkey “TGFβ mediates male-female seminal fluid signalling in the human cervix” (oral presentation)

    2006 

    • Society for Reproduction and Fertility, Annual Meeting, Leeds, United Kingdom.
      DJ Sharkey, MJ Jasper, KP Tremellen, K Gemzell-Danielsson, SA Robertson “Seminal plasma regulation of cervical cytokine synthesis” (oral presentation)

    2004 

    • Society for the Study of Reproduction. 37th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
      DJ Sharkey, MJ Jasper, KP Tremellen, K Gemzell-Danielsson, SA Robertson “Pro-inflammatory cytokine mRNA expression is induced within the human cervix following insemination” (oral presentation)
      Glynn DJ, Sharkey DJ, Robertson SA. “Interferon-Gamma Inhibits Female Reproductive Tract Responsiveness to Seminal Plasma” (oral presentation) 
    • Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology, Adelaide, SA
      DJ Sharkey, SA Robertson “Semen Activates Inflammatory and Immune Changes in the Human Cervix” (oral presentation) 
    • Society for Reproductive Biology. 35th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
      DJ Sharkey and SA Robertson “Seminal plasma TGFb activates pro-inflammatory cytokine synthesis in human cervical epithelial cells” (oral presentation)

    2003 

    • Society for Reproductive Biology. 34th Annual Conference, Melbourne, Victoria.
      DJ Sharkey, MJ Jasper, KP Tremellen, K Gemzell-Danielsson, SA Robertson “Insemination induces pro-inflammatory cytokine mRNA expression within the human cervix” (oral presentation) 
    • Australian Society for Medical Research (South Australian Division) Scientific Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.
      DJ Sharkey, KP Tremellen, GA Dekker, SA Robertson “Human seminal cytokine concentration and pregnancy outcome” (oral presentation)

    2002 

    • Society for Reproductive Biology. 33rd Annual Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.
      DJ Sharkey, KP Tremellen, GA Dekker, SA Robertson “Seminal cytokine concentration and human reproductive outcome” (oral presentation) 
    • Australian Society of Immunology (South Australian Division) Annual Meeting, Adelaide, South Australia.
      DJ Sharkey, KP Tremellen, GA Dekker, SA Robertson “Seminal cytokine concentration and human reproductive outcome” (oral presentation)

    2001 

    • Australian Society of Immunology (South Australian Division) Annual Meeting, Adelaide, South Australia.
      DJ Sharkey, KP Tremellen, SA Robertson, GA Dekker “The role of male derived Immunoregulatory molecules in early human pregnancy” (oral presentation)

    2000 

    • International Congress of Endocrinology 2000 Satellite Symposium, South Australian Annual Meeting
      DJ Sharkey, KP Tremellen, K Gemzell-Danielsson, SA Robertson “The inflammatory response to semen in the human cervix” (oral and poster presentation) 
    • Australian Society for Medical Research National Conference, Australia
      DJ Sharkey, KP Tremellen, K Gemzell-Danielsson, SA Robertson “Insemination evokes an inflammatory response within the human cervix” (poster presentation) 
    • Australian Society for Medical Research South Australian Conference, Australia
      DJ Sharkey, KP Tremellen, K Gemzell-Danielsson, SA Robertson “The inflammatory response to semen in the human cervix” (oral presentation)
  • Professional Associations

    • Australian Society for Medical Research (2000 - 2004)
    • Society for Reproductive Biology (2000 - current)
    • Society for the Study of Reproduction (2004 - current)
    • Society for Reproduction and Fertility (2006 - current)
    • American Society for Reproductive Immunology (2007 - 2011)
    • International Society for Immunology of Reproduction (2010 - 2012)

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