Public Lecture 2014: Professor Lord Robert Winston
Monday 7 April 2014
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Location: Eastern Gateway Building Auditorium
Professor Lord Robert Winston will give a lecture on 'Meddling with the Future'
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About the Speaker
Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. He is committed to scientific education and tries to communicate the excitement of science through his award winning BBC programmes and books. He continues to give public lectures in a large number of British and overseas universities and regularly visits schools throughout the UK.
In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and it has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.
He now runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation. Lord Winston has over 300 scientific publications to his name about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy.
Lord Winston is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
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