Professor Tony Perry has been appointed to the Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee of the UK fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

In this position, Professor Perry will be part of the team that informs the HFEA of advances in science and clinical practice, thereby helping to shape government policy in this rapidly advancing field.

Professor Perry’s research in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at Bath centres on mammalian gametes (egg and sperm) and how these transform into embryos after fertilisation.

Of his new appointment, he says: "This is a key period for considering the application to humans of emerging technologies including genome editing, the production of sperm and eggs in the lab, and the development of embryos in cell culture systems, and it's an honour to be asked to contribute at this time."