SOFIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL OPENING EVENT
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Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College London. In the 1970s he developed techniques that improved fertility treatments and later pioneered improvements in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and subsequently developed pre-implantation diagnosis. He runs research at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial aiming to improve human transplantation. He has published over 300 scientific publications in peer review journals. His latest work involves the modification of genes to improve treatment of many medical conditions.
Professor Winston is committed to science communication and has presented numerous award-winning TV and radio programmes and written 20 books.
Made a peer in 1995, he speaks regularly at the House of Lords on education, science, medicine and the arts. He chaired the Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology 1999-2002.
He is passionate about classical music, pre-war cars, Arsenal Football Club and fine wine.