Robert Edwards

Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards(27 September 1925 – 10 April 2013) was an English physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in particular. Edwards was  completed his undergraduate studies in biology, graduating with an Ordinary degree at Bangor University.He studied at the Institute of Animal Genetics and Embryology at the University of Edinburgh, where he was awarded a PhD in 1955. Along with the surgeon Patrick Steptoe,Edwards successfully pioneered conception through IVF, which led to the birth of Louise Brown on 25 July1978.They founded the first IVF program for infertile patients and trained other scientists in their techniques.  In 2010, Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the development of in vitro fertilization". 

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