Jan 17 2013
The University of Haifa is hosting a two-day event on January 20-21, focusing on regenerative medicine with BIRAX - The Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership Regenerative Medicine Initiative. The events are being held in collaboration with the British Embassy in Israel and the British Council and will include a workshop for BIRAX grant recipients and the UK Israel Life Sciences Council 3rd Annual Meeting. During the workshop on January 20, a public lecture will be given by Lord Professor Robert Winston, a member of the UK-Israel Life Sciences Council and Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College. The lecture will be titled: ‘Manipulating Reproduction’.
The lecture begins at 4.30 pm on Sunday, January 20
Hatter Student Building, Room 101.
Among the participants during the course of the event, which is coordinated by Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prof. Gal Richter-Levin, are British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould; Lord Professor Robert Winston; Prof. Raymond Dwek CBE FRS, co-chair of the U.K. Israel Life Sciences Council; leading British and Israeli scientists; and members of the University of Haifa leadership and faculty.
Lord Robert Winston, commonly referred to as a ‘father of fertility studies’ is one of the most recognizable faces of British science. The respected academic has been coined the ‘medical miracle man’ and is a well known TV personality seen as the face of medical science on the BBC for his role in such series as Making Babies, The Human Body, The Secret Life of Twins, and Child of Our Time.