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Fertility in the 21st Century: Expert lectures and community discussions start next week


Brunel University London's public-facing lectures return this autumn with an in-person series exploring the latest social, cultural and scientific developments around fertility. 

The expert lectures and community discussions will tackle topics such as what we know about the biological window, how chemical environments impact our chances of becoming a parent, and the misconceptions about conception. 

The series – hosted by Brunel's Centre for Genome Engineering and Maintenance (CenGEM) – starts with a special double-bill lecture on Wednesday 19 October: Fertile Years and Biochemical Pathways to Fertility. 

CenGEM's Director Prof Joanna Bridger and Dr Sabrina Tosi will open the lecture with a biological perspective of how eggs and sperm are made, the wonders of what happens when they meet at conception, how implantation occurs; and the impact age and alternative remedies have on these processes. 

Dr Manos Karteris and Prof Amanda Harvey will then offer a biochemical view of the molecules, vitamins, hormones, and pathways that lead to fertility, those that can be used to enhance fertility and protect the health of a developing foetus. 

Four other lectures take place on Wednesday evenings in November and December. Each is held in our Eastern Gateway Auditorium on our campus in Uxbridge. Join us from 6.30pm, for a 7pm start, and join the conversation.

Tickets are free and can be reserved online.

Event Date 
 Wednesday 19 October 2022
 Wednesday 2 November 2022
 Wednesday 16 November 2022
 Wednesday 30 November 2022
 Wednesday 14 December 2022

For more information, visit our Public Lecture Series webpage.

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