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.

Look up terminology and treatment advice in ourĀ REPROPEDIA DICTONARY



Our work on Flagellar Analysis and Sperm TrackingĀ (FAST) is now published in Human Reproduction.

Sperm-induced signalling events in the female tract

We know almost nothing of the biology occurring as sperm traverse the female tract, but intriguing new evidence suggests that sperm may activate signalling responses in cells of the female tract and play a key role in preparation for embryo implantation. It may even...

What is in a sperm flagellar beat? - This coming Friday (9:00 am) we can look forward to an exciting online presentation by Prof Gerhard van der Horst (PhD, PhD), organized by @StellenboschUni https://t.co/no9OV0M75z #maleinfertility #semenanalysis #spermanalysis

Lead author @JustinJamieChu featured on @channel5_tv news at 5pm today talking about findings from the @MifeMiso_trial Thx to @channel5_tv for covering! @tommysbham @tommys @unibirm_MDS @unibirmingham @NICEComms @CRN_WMid @TheLancet @NIHRresearch

IMSR GRADUATION: Here's the first in a series of IMSR July graduations that we're celebrating! Many congratulations to @Claudia43356908 who graduated with a #PhD. Both supervisors @DrMotility and @drsarahjconner are extremely proud! #uobgraduation, @UoBMDSPostGrad, @unibirm_MDS

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