BAS Annual Meeting – 20th September 2019 – Registration and Programme of Events

The BAS is holding its annual meeting in London on Friday 20th September 2019 (The Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS).


This year the theme is Epigenetics in Male Reproduction.


To register for the meeting, please complete the form on the following page:


Programme of Events


10.00am -10.30am: Arrival and Registration


10.30am: Welcome


10.40am:  Bill Holt “History of British Andrology Society”


10.50am: S. Olives “Sperm glutathione S-transferase (GSTs) are essential for maintaining mitochondrial function and motility during liquid-preservation of boar semen”


11.10am: Claudia Rathje “Understanding sex ratio skewing in mice with Y chromosome deletions”


11.30am: Athanasios Georgakas “Effects of cryopreservation on sperm DNA fragmentation and chromatin compaction assessed with the TUNEL and Aniline Blue assays”


11.50am: Hannah Morgan “The influence of paternal diet on placental structure and gene expression”


12.10am: British Andrology Society AGM 


1.15pm – 2pm: Lunch and Posters session


2.00pm –2.30pm: Kevin Sinclair “One carbon metabolism: Linking environmentally induced epigenetic programming in gametes to life-time development”


2.30pm: Shaghayegh Saifi “3-month administration of the anti-oxidant L-carnitine and acetyle-L-carnitine improves sperm count and motility in men with oligo-asthenospermia”


2.50pm: Shiyan Tang “Fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys with cancer: the cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue and the isolation of spermatogonial stem cells to encourage in vitro spermatogenesis in frozen/thawed testicular samples”


3.10pm: Nupur Khera “Effect of a low affinity bromodomain inhibitor N, N dimethylacetamide (DMA) on spermatogenesis in rats”


3.30pm: Gemma Cupples “FAST (Flagellar analysis and sperm tracking) in action


3.50pm:  Coffee Break


4.10pm: Jackson Kirkman-Brown ”How important is sperm DNA for a healthy live birth?


4.40pm: BAS Grant Holder 2018 Presentation


5.00pm:  Prize giving and award of The Brian Setchell Medal


5.45pm:  Closing remarks

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