20 Nov SCISOC TALK: Lord Robert Winston – Tue 25th Nov 8pm at the Pharmacology Lecture Theatre
With a career spanning science, media and politics, Lord Winston is one of the most celebrated scientists in the UK.
Specializing in obstetrics and gynaecology, he was the pioneer of IVF and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, as well as developing surgical techniques such as tubal microsurgery, which has revolutionised the treatment of ectopic pregnancy and other reproductive system diseases.
Lord Winston presented many acclaimed TV series, including the Threads of Life, which won the international science film prize, and the BAFTA award-winning The Human Body. Today he is a member of the House of Lords and was the chairman of its select committee on Science and Technology.
He will discuss his current research, in collaboration with scientists at Caltech, on genetic engineering of male germ cell stem cells and methods to reduce genetic abnormalities in embryos.
And there’ll be a chance to meet and quiz Lord Winston after the talk over wine and cheese!
Talks are £2 for non-members and free for members.