Centre for Human Reproductive Science



We try to improve how clinicians judge sperm. Can we get a better understanding of fertility and miscarriage by look at how well a sperm swims or the quality of the DNA each sperm carries.


We examine how the lifestyle choices can be changed in to improve sperm quality and how novel methods for clinicians to pick the very best sperm from each sample.


We have helped devise new procedures and devices to improve patient’s journey through assisted reproduction.



ChRS at Male factor Infertility: the Broad Picture (Ghent, Belgium)

The ChRS will be at the ESHRE meeting in Ghent (Belgium) on the 29 - 30th March. The symposium  will have a broad-coverage approach to male sub-fertility and its treatment and management, with coverage of paternal effects in the health of offspring. Click here for...

Jackson Talks to Focus on Reproduction

Jackson, as coordinator for SIG Andrology for ESHRE, gives his thoughts on the limitations of standard semen analysis, the landscape of Andrology and the future of research in male-part fertility. Read the full interview...

Being a Healthcare Scientist and Researcher – Jackson’s Story

Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown explains how the Health Education England/National Institute for Health Research Senior Clinical Lectureship has allowed him to stay clinically active whilst having the opportunity to lead on research that has a significant impact on those...

The role of sperm DNA in early miscarriage

Across Europe around 1 in 6 couples resort to fertility treatment in their struggle to have a child, over half of these will have a male partner who factors in the fertility problem. However the techniques currently used to move towards conception rely on a series of...

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Meet @DrMotility who is giving hope to couples desperately hoping for a family - he's been named as one of @MadeAtUni's Lifesavers #madeatuni

1/ The PRISM Trial, published in the NEJM, studied the effects of progesterone in women with early pregnancy bleeding. The interpretation has been debated. We clarify our interpretation in these 25 linked tweets.

James Richards updating the @IMSR_UoB on his #PhD work looking at sperm-tract signalling. #ChRS #FutureGenerations

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