BAS Meeting 2017 – Reminder and Programme of Events

We would like to remind you that you can still register for the BAS annual meeting, which will take place at the Linnean Society in London from 10.00am on Monday 19th June.


The meeting is FREE to BAS members and poster presenters.

For BFS/ACE/RCN/IBMS/BICA/ABA members it is a fee of £10.  Students pay £10.  Others pay £20.  All refreshments and lunch will be provided.


If you wish to come please register by 5pm on Thursday 15th June by contacting Sarah Magson:


The programme of events is as follows:


10.00 -10.30am – Arrival and Registration


10.30am – Welcome


10.40am – Peter Ellis (Ben Mills & Claudia Rathje, Kent)

Automated sperm morphology analysis for the study of teratozoospermia.


11.00am – Alex Hargreaves (David Miller, Leeds)

Automated analysis of histological nuclear assays on sperm


11.20am – Meurig Gallagher (David Smith & Jackson K-B, Birmingham)

Rapid Sperm Capture: Mi CASA es tu CASA.


11:45am – 12.30pm – BAS AGM

12.30 – 1.30pm – Lunch & Posters


1.30pm – A Vassiliou et al., (Sheryl Homa, London)

Validation of a test measuring oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) to determine oxidative stress in human semen.


1.50pm – Forough Torabi (David Miller, Leeds)

Identifying putative sperm Hyaluronic Acid Binding Proteins (HABPs) by mass spectrometry


2.10pm – Asma Hamad (Jackson K-B, Sarah Conner & Linda Lefievere, Birmingham)

Interaction of human sperm and female tract secretions


2.30pm –  Elis Nitao (Steve Publicover, Birmingham)

Calcium and regulation of the flagellar beat


2:50pm – 3.10 pm – Coffee Break


3:10pm – 3:30pm Ben Mills (Peter Ellis & Claudia Rathje, Kent)

Structure/function relationships in the Zfy family of transcription factors.


3:30pm – 3:50pm Claudia Rathje (Peter Ellis & Ben Mills, Kent)

Novel H2AX phosphorylation states in spermatogenesis.


3:50pm – 4:20pm Celine Jones & Charlotte Plow (Kevin Coward et al., Oxford – BAS Grant Awardee)

Development of a versatile exosome-based platform for the delivery of molecular compounds to mammalian sperm


4.20pm – Closing remarks


4:30pm – Reception before Evening Event





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