MRC Come and See: What was your mother up to at your conception? The legacy of her experience across your lifetime...
|Starts:||16:00 17 Mar 2021|
|Ends:||17:00 17 Mar 2021|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Professor Tom Fleming|
MRC Come and See are excited to announce our second speaker within the series of health talks!
Professor Thomas Fleming is Emeritus Professor of Developmental Biology within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton, with an interest in embryo environment, developmental potential and health, and mechanisms of early mammalian development.
The MRC DTP at Manchester will be welcoming Professor Fleming to deliver a virtual keynote talk on the 17th March, covering the importance of the period around conception on the future development and lifetime health of the next generation.
Using mostly animal models but with good reference to humans, the effect of environmental factors before implantation occurs (such as the quality of maternal nutrition or the use of assisted reproductive treatments (ART)) will be considered on the subsequent developmental programme and the risk of chronic disease in later life, across cardiometabolic and neurological morbidities. This focus stems from the David Barker concept known as the 'Developmental Origin of Health and Disease' (DOHaD) and will reflect on the diverse biological mechanisms that may underlie the phenomenon.
The keynote is open to everybody, both within and outside the University, and will take place via Zoom.
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Professor Tom Fleming
Role: Emeritus Professor of Developmental Biology
Organisation: Biological Sciences division at the University of Southampton
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