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...

What do you get if you throw an engineer into human development research for two years? Apparently, a novel idea on #design for #additivemanufacturing. Looking forward to welcoming a shiny new piece of kit into our lab @UoB_BioEng @SpermEggEmbryo https://t.co/PxcXT9KFKu

Whoop! So happy to see this high recognition of the wonderful work @DrMotility and the @SpermEggEmbryo team do. Proud to collaborate with these superstars! https://t.co/OTb7CgGQ5y

Register now for the West Midlands HCS Trainee Network Spring Networking Event on 21 March 2019 in Birmingham. There will be guest speakers, workshops & networking opportunities @WestMidsHCSTN https://t.co/O5F5k7L8lX

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