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Penetrating The Impenetrable: A Festive Celebration Of Drug Discovery
Wed 14 December 2016, 17:30 – 20:00 GMT
When scientists at the University of Wolverhampton created a compound which could penetrate sperm and potentially stop them from swimming, the research story that male contraception might soon become a reality was picked up by newspapers, magazines and online news outlets all over the world.
Following the amazing level of international interest in the research, the University of Wolverhampton will be hosting a high-profile Christmas lecture, “Penetrating the Impenetrable”, where Professor John Howl and Dr Sarah Jones will explain the science behind their discovery and what this means for the future of both contraception and fertility treatments.
As well as featuring in the UK’s top leading newspapers and media outlets such as the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the BBC, and highlighted by international magazines like Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Closer, the research findings were profiled worldwide online in the likes of like the Huffington Post and Yahoo as well as being picked up by news agencies in Canada, New Zealand, America, Africa, Europe, China and Russia amongst others.
The ground-breaking research prompted further conversation in the media regarding the topic of male contraception with medical journals such as Medical Daily and Science Alert picking up on the debate.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with our academics and find out about their scientific journey at the start of what could be a global breakthrough.
Key times on the day are: 17:30 for 18:00 Arrival, 18:00-19:00 Lecture, 19:00-20:00 Buffet reception
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MC001, Millennium City Building
City Campus (Wulfruna)
University of Wolverhampton