Distinguished Laureate Professor of Biological Sciences, Prof. John Aitken, joined us to share his world-renowned perspective on the importance of sperm DNA damage in male fertility.
John Aitken’s research career began with a PhD in reproductive biology from the University of Cambridge. Following post-doctoral positions in Edinburgh and Bordeaux and a year with WHO in Geneva, he returned to Edinburgh to join the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit and establish a research program with clinical outreach into male infertility. In 1998 he moved to the University of Newcastle, NSW, as Chair of Biological Sciences and, later, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Medicine. He is currently the Distinguished Laureate Professor of Biological Sciences.
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For too long men have been relegated to the side-lines of fertility treatment. Dr John Sullivan, Senior Registrar in Urology, St James’ Hospital Dublin and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, joins us to explore what advances are needed to provide equality of care for men and women wanting to start a family.
Dr Vivienne Hall, Consultant Fertility Specialist at CARE London, is keen to investigate couples as thoroughly as possible before embarking on assisted conception cycles. She joins us to discuss the latest developments in sperm DNA fragmentation testing.