Professor Lord Winston - Keynote Speaker
Professor Lord Winston, whose work includes preeminent research and development in IVF and presenting the BBC programmes ‘Child of Our Time’ and ‘Superhuman’ opens the skills summit with a scientific perspective on how we all can reach our true potential.
In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.
He now runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation. Professor Lord Winston has over 300 scientific publications about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy.
Professor Lord Winston is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust - a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.