Announcement: Soup and Sandwich seminar: Reproduction: Genetics or Family


DATE: May 16, 2018

TIME: 11:30AM - 1:00PM

PLACE: Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum

Speaker, Dr. Alison Murdoch is a Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Newcastle University, England. Dr. Murdoch is the Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell Professor for the academic year at Gustavus and was a speaker at the 2017 Nobel Conference (Reproductive Technology: How Far Do We Go?)

This talk will cover the historical aspects of the development of IVF over 40 years that have resulted in the birth of over 7 million children worldwide. Whilst providing the happiness of a family life for many, it has also focused attention on our genetic origin, maybe at the expense of parenting. New diagnostic tests related to conception result in patient choices that have changed reproductive options.


*Meal served at 11:30 a.m. Talk begins at 12:00 p.m. and is over by 1:00 p.m.

Cost is $8 for Arboretum Members, $9 for non-members.

Credit card: Go to or call the Ticketing Office at 933-7590 to register.

Check: Mail to Shirley Mellema, Linnaeus Arboretum, 800 West College Ave., St. Pet