Dr Ann Clarke

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Trustee and Founder An immunologist, former research scientist in Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cambridge studying the immunological interactions between mother and embryo in the mouse. In her work, she tried to understand why the baby, whose inherits half its antigens from the father which are foreign to her, is not rejected like any other foreign graft. She was also an Inspector for the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority for 6 years and was a member of 6 scientific expeditions to the … Read More

Dame Anne Laura Dorinthea McLaren, DBE, FRS, FRCOG

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Founder Dame Anne Laura Dorinthea McLaren was a leading authority on mammalian genetics and helped to develop the techniques that led to human in vitro fertilisation (IVF). During her research career, Anne McLaren published more than 300 scientific papers. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1975 and awarded one of the society’s Royal medals in 1990. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1986. She was Foreign Secretary of … Read More

Professor Bryan Campbell Clarke FRS

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Founder Bryan Campbell Clarke was born on June 24 1932 and spent the early years of his life in Nottinghamshire, where his father was a leather dealer. Following the outbreak of war he was sent away to the Bahamas, where, running wild on the seashore, he developed an interest in shells and snails. Returning to Britain in 1945, he won a scholarship to Magdalen College School, Oxford. After two years’ National Service as a pilot officer in the RAF, he … Read More