Wednesday 30 March 2011 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
This year’s lecture was given by the world-class scientist Professor Nava Dekel of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, an expert on fertility and women’s reproduction. Her latest research has led to an amazing breakthrough, improving the success of implantation of embryos in IVF Treat.
Professor Dekel’s lecture described her groundbreaking work and the engagement in issues of women in science. She also addressed the serendipity of discovery, the ethical issues of scientific research and the social pressures on women, even today, to reproduce. The event put the subject in the wider frame of how fast our world is changing because of scientific and technological advancement.