The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

Institute for Life Sciences Conference Event

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Date:
09:00 - 18:00, 17 September 2013
Venue:
Turner Sims (Building 52) Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
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For more information regarding this event, please email ifls@soton.ac.uk.

Event details

"Reproductive Biology - from gametes to systems, and between generations"

The conference focuses on reproductive biology and reproductive medicine. Many of the presentations will address very relevant problems in reproductive medicine that are being investigated through basic science. The research themes will include those spanning traditional disciplines and others where new avenues of enquiry have been established.

In the year that sees the death of Sir Robert Edwards, the pioneer of IVF, we also want to address the question of what is the future of reproductive biology and medicine. How can new technologies help us investigate mechanisms in reproductive biology and medicine? Are there still big unknowns in our understanding of how we reproduce and create healthy children?  

These themes will be presented by leaders in their respective fields, either internal or external to the University of Southampton, and will offer an opportunity for delegates to take stock of the major issues faced today in reproductive biology.

The keynote speaker is Professor Lord Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London

Programme participants include:
Dr J Eckert (University of Southampton),
Dr R Ewing (University of Southampton),
Professor T Fleming (University of Southampton),
Professor P Fowler (University of Aberdeen),
Dr F Houghton (University of Southampton),
Professor K Jones (University of Southampton),
Dr S Lane (University of Southampton),
Dr K Lillycrop (University of Southampton),
Dr B MacArthur (University of Southampton),
Professor N Macklon (University of Southampton),
Dr J Parrington (University of Oxford),
Dr R Sturmey (Hull York Medical School),
Dr N Smyth (University of Southampton),
Professor E Telfer (University of Edinburgh).

Please register attendance by email to ifls@soton.ac.uk by Tuesday 10th September 2013.

Poster Opportunity

Attendees are invited to submit a poster for display. Please note that poster space is limited, therefore if you would like to present a poster please submit an abstract (not more than 400 words including title, authors and affiliation) to ifls@soton.ac.uk by Friday 23rd August 2013.

Speaker information

Professor Lord Winston, Imperial College London, Professor Winston's keynote talk is entitled: "Where does reproductive medicine go in the next 35 years?"

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