Edinburgh Fertility Preservation

News and events

The latest updates from Edinburgh Fertility Preservation


Evelyn Telfer: Named as one of Porter Magazine’s Incredible Women of 2018 for work on IVG of human oocytes.

Rod Mitchell: UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship (2019-2024) - Protecting spermatogonial stem cells from chemotherapy-induced damage for fertility preservation in childhood cancer.

PhD student Caroline Allen gets to the final of the University of Edinburgh’s Three Minute Thesis Competition 2020, with her presentation entitled ‘Protecting the Future – Fertility Preservation’: https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/Protecting+the+Future+-+Fertility+Preservation/1_azbjzf47

Norah Spears: Co-Editor-in-Chief with Andrew Horne of new SRF (Society for the Study of Fertility) and Bioscientifica fully open-access journal, Reproduction & Fertility (https://raf.bioscientifica.com/), launched June 2020.  

Richard Anderson: Chair of the ESHRE Guideline group on ‘Female Fertility Preservation’: now in peer-review stage, final publication later 2020.

Norah Spears: Guest Editor (with Professor K Hardy, Imperial College London) for special issue: Regulation of Ovarian Function; in Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research.

Evelyn Telfer: MRC funding award: Testing the Health and Therapeutic Potential of In Vitro Derived Oocytes for The Restoration Of Female Fertility And The Treatment of Infertility. With H Picton (Leeds), and Colin Duncan (Edinburgh).

Evelyn Telfer and Richard Anderson. MRC Funding award: Exploration of the oogenic potential of putative germ line stem cells isolated from the ovaries of girls and adult women.


Archived News and Events:

Special seminar - 'Fertility preservation in prepubertal boys diagnosed with cancer' - Professor Ans van Pelt, Center for Reproductive Medicine,  UMC Amsterdam - Thursday 29th November 2018, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference 14th of September 2018 at the University of Oxford

Edinburgh baby born from frozen ovary in UK first BBC News

Frozen tissue programme offers hope to young cancer patients Scotsman

Fertility hope for children with cancer The University of Edinburgh News

Cancer patient who froze her own ovaries 10 years ago gives birth: Woman becomes first in Britain to have a child after having tissue re-implanted by scientists The Daily Mail

Baby born to Scots cancer patient using frozen ovary tissue Scotsman




Immunofluorescence image of testis
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