Why do only 30% of human embryos develop to term? What influences our ability to have children? Or What are the pivotal principles driving the process of the creation of a new life? The Czech embryologist Zuzana Holubcová discusses the fascinating processes occurring inside the human egg cell before and during fertilization, where human life begins. During her postdoctoral research in Cambridge, Dr. Holubcová studied causes of female infertility and described errors originating in the process by which the egg prepares for fertilization. She was the first scientist in the world to film the intracellular processes taking place inside the human egg during its maturation. This pioneering research brought her attention worldwide, including that of the British Queen.
With thanks to the Czech Centre Berlin.
Part of the Science Café series: a new series of popular science presentations and talks by the best Czech scientists of today presented by the Czech Centre London. Inspired by the phenomenon of Cafe Scientifique which was first established in the UK in 1998 and spread across the world as a place where anyone could come to discuss the latest ideas in science and technology over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, Science Café is an informal forum for the discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues.
Come and mingle with people with different interests while enjoying a glass of wine or beer. An informal presentation from the speaker introducing the topic will be followed by a discussion where everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions.