Obituaries: Brian Setchell (1931-2018) and Guido Verhoeven (1945-2018).

It is with the greatest sadness that we report the recent deaths of two of Andrology’s greatest pioneers, Brian Setchell (11th July) and Guido Verhoeven (19th August). Two very different characters from opposite sides of the world (Brian from Adelaide, Guido from Leuven), who investigated andrology from very different angles, but both outstanding scientists who shaped the course of andrological research and had big influences on the thinking and careers of the two of us. Andrology can ill afford to lose such giants of the field, whose ideas so influenced ..

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October 1, 2018

Expert reaction to study looking at men’s underwear type and semen quality

Professor Sheena Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast comments on the recent publication by Lidia Minguez-Alcarcon et al. in Human Reproduction investigating the type of underwear worn and markers of testicular function among men attending a fertility centre;


“The most important take home message from this study is that neither boxer shorts, jockeys nor bikinis led to a drop in sperm counts below the normal range.  There are also a number of confounding factors in the study because the group wearing boxer shorts were more likely to be ..

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September 5, 2018

Congratulations to Asif!

We would like to congratulate Mr Asif Muneer, a BAS executive member, for receiving the Karl Storz Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope Award at The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Annual Meeting in Liverpool last week.


A huge achievement, many congratulations Asif!

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July 11, 2018

Iwan Lewis-Jones Young Scientist Award

We would like to congratulate Meurig Gallagher on being awarded the first Iwan Lewis-Jones Young Scientist Award at the BAS Annual Meeting on 4th June for his presentation titled “fCASA – Bringing high-throughput flagellar analysis to CASA”.


Congratulations Meurig!

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July 11, 2018

BAS 2018 – Programme of Events

The programme of events for the BAS 2018 Annual Meeting has now been finalised and looks to be an exciting day showcasing new research alongside key note lectures from Professor Richard Sharpe and Dr Adam Watkins.


Registration is still open for the event, please email Lorraine Frew at to register your place!


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May 11, 2018

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