Conception is the foundation event for each new life, with every child's development, growth trajectory and health over the life course set in motion from the moment sperm and oocyte unite to form an embryo.
Our research in this area is led by the Robinson Research Institute, which is internationally recognised for its work in fertility and conception. A more in-depth explanation of this research area is available on the Robinson Research Institute’s website.
Our research centres and institutes working in this area
- Robinson Research Institute (Professor Sarah Robertson)
Our research groups working in this area
- Early Development Group (Professor Jeremy Thompson)
- Gamete and Embryo Biology Group (Dr Michelle Lane)
- Health of Pregnant Mothers and Babies (Professor Jodie Dodd)
- Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Cell Biology (Professor Darryl Russell)
- Ovarian Cell Biology (Professor Rebecca Robker)
- Reproductive Biotechnology Unit (Associate Professor Mark Nottle)
- Reproductive Immunology Group (Professor Sarah Robertson)
For additional leads in this area of research, please contact Fertility and Conception researchers.
We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at the honours, masters and PhD levels. Our research degrees are open to a broad range of backgrounds, and range from basic sciences to clinical research. If you are interested in human health, consider furthering your research career with us.