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Professor Daniel Brison (PhD, FRCPath) - personal details

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Professor Daniel Brison

Role: Honorary Professor of Clinical Embryology and Stem Cell Biology; Scientific Director of the Department of Reproductive Medicine; and Co-Director NW Embryonic Stem Cell Centre (NWESCC)

Tel: +44 (0)161 276 6808

Location:

Department of Reproductive Medicine
Old St Mary's Hospital
Central Manchester and Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL

Websites

 

Biography

Previous posts

  • Research Student (1989 - 1992)
    Dr HJ Leese, University of York
    Funded by MRC
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow (1992 - 1993)
    Dr HJ Leese, University of York
    Funded by Journal of Reproduction and Fertility
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow (1993 - 1997)
    Dr RM Schultz, Department of Biology
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Funded by NIH

Present appointments

  • Scientific Director (1997 -present)
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, St Mary's Hospital
    Central Manchester and Manchester
    University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)
  • Consultant Clinical Scientist (1997 - present)
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, St Mary's Hospital
    Central Manchester and Manchester
    University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)
  • Co-Director (2006 - present)
    NW Embryonic Stem Cell Centre (NWESCC)
  • Professor (hon) of Clinical Embryology and Stem Cell Biology (2009 - present)
    Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Professional advisory or consultancy work

  • NovoCellus Ltd. University of York spinout. Consultant to and minor shareholder with NovoCellus Ltd. on development of embryo amino acid profiling technology
  • Co-opted expert on Embryology for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee (SCAAC) (2005 - present)

Offices held

  • Elected member of the General Council of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (2002 - 2004)
  • Co-opted embryology expert to HFEA committee on Safety and New Technology (SANT) (2004 - 2005)
  • Reproductive scientist member of the British Fertility Society Executive committee (2005 - present)
  • Regional tutor for the NW region in clinical embryology training (2008 - present)
  • Examiner in embryology for the Royal College of Pathologists (2009 - present)
  • Vice-chair of the UK Clinical Embryonic Stem Cells Forum (2010 - present)
  • Editorial Board member for the journals Human Fertility and Reproduction
     

Qualifications

Academic

  • BSc (Hons), University of London, UK. Class 2:1 (1983)
  • PhD, University of York (1992)
  • FRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists (2009)

Professional

  • Association of Clinical Embryologists Certificate in Clinical Embryology (hon)
  • State Registration as a Clinical Embryologist with Healthcare Professions Council (CS00267)

Role

I am a Consultant Clinical Scientist in the NHS and Scientific Director of the clinical Department of Reproductive Medicine, which offers infertility treatment services to the North West of England.  I have managerial responsibilities for the clinical department, and am directly responsible for the Andrology and Embryology laboratories.  I hold the post of Person Responsible to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for research licences in embryo research (licence R0026) and embryonic stem cells (R0171).  I co-direct (with Professor Sue Kimber) the NW Embryonic Stem Cell Centre (NWESCC) based in the Central Manchester Trust and the University of Manchester.

I am a member of the British Fertility Society Executive committee, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee, and vice-chair of the UK Clinical Embryonic Stem Cells Forum.  I am regional tutor for the NW region in Clinical Embryology training. 

Teaching

Current teaching duties

  • Medical student SSCs: 2/3 per year
  • Medical student 4th/5th year research options: 1/2 per year
  • Biology research students (1 per year, with Professor SJ Kimber)
  • Biology placement students (2 total supervised/hosted)

I have recently taught on the following MSc courses:

  • Clinical Embryology, University of the Danube, Krems, Austria
  • Clinical Embryology (distance learning), University of Leeds, UK
  • Med Sci. ART, University of Nottingham, UK

Subspeciality training: I am a tutor on the subspecialty training programme in Reproductive Medicine under the auspices of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

I am an examiner in Embryology for the Royal College of Pathologists.