2019.10.30 CUHK Public Lecture by Prof. Robert Winston – Man or Superman. Modifying Humans
Morningside College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is proud to host Prof. Robert Winston from Imperial College London for its Distinguished Visitors Programme.
Public Lecture by Prof. Robert Winston
Topic: Man or Superman. Modifying Humans
Date: 30 October 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. (Tea reception at 6:00 p.m.)
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, UG/F, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
Online registration: http://bit.ly/PLProfWinston
Biography of Prof. Robert Winston
Prof. Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. He is also known as a medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and Labour Party politician, among other roles. In the 1970s Prof. Winston developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.