The British Andrology Society offers small grants to support the development or application of new techniques.
In May 2017 Dr Kevin Coward and Mrs Celine Jones were awarded a small research grant to design a versatile exosome-based ‘platform’, capable of delivering different molecular compounds, such as nucleic acids, peptides/proteins or fluorescent markers, into mammalian sperm in an efficient and controlled manner via simple in vitro co-incubation which would not compromise gamete function.
Dr Coward is a Principal Investigator at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford. He is also the Director of the Oxford MSc in Clinical Embryology. His research aims to elucidate the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying human infertility and to develop new options for therapeutic intervention to help patients. The next grant application deadline is 1st November 2017.
For further information about how to apply for a BAS grant please go to: http://www.britishandrology.org.uk/resources/grants/