Scientists talk about penetrating the impenetrable at festive lecture

University of Wolverhampton scientists will share insights into their breakthrough research into the development of a male contraceptive pill at a festive lecture.

Dr Sarah Jones and Professor John Howl have created a compound which can 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 John and Sarah will explain the science behind their discovery and what this means for the future of both contraception and fertility treatments. The FREE event is taking place on Wednesday 14th December from 5.30 pm until 8.00 pm in the Millennium City Building, City Campus, Wolverhampton.

As well as featuring in the UK’s top leading newspapers 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 outlets 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.

The event will offer an in-depth look at the ground breaking research which is happening locally and is open to health professionals, students studying scientific subjects and members of the public. Book a place.

 

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For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

 

University of Wolverhampton scientists will share insights into their breakthrough research into the development of a male contraceptive pill at a festive lecture.

Dr Sarah Jones and Professor John Howl have created a compound which can 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 John and Sarah 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 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 outlets 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.

The event will offer an in-depth look at the ground breaking research which is happening locally and is open to health professionals, students studying scientific subjects and members of the public. Book a place.

 

 

ENDS

 

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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