The Society for Reproduction and Fertility aims to enhance the knowledge of reproductive processes and fertility in man and animals. The Society (registered charity no. 261433) organizes an annual scientific conference, awards travel grants and vacation scholarships to members, and sponsors relevant scientific workshops. The Society’s Journal, Reproduction, publishes original research articles and topical reviews in reproductive biology. 

Membership of the Society is open to scientists and students worldwide who work on any aspect of reproductive biology or fertility and provides various benefits including reduced price registration and accommodation at our annual conferences, access to travel grants and sponsorship and reduced price personal subscriptions to Reproduction and other related journals. To join the Society, please complete our online application form.

Information about news and events are available in our biannual newsletter and through this website.


WCRB Bursary

WCRB Bursary Announced to provide support for SRF members to attend the World Congress of Reproductive Biology 2014. For more information please visit the WCRB Bursary page. 

Breaking news!

SRF Annual conference 1st-2nd September 2014, Edinburgh

The SRF annual conference will this year take place from 1st – 2nd September 2014 in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre 2. The SRF conference will be held as a satellite meeting immediately preceding the World Congress for Reproductive Biology (WCRB 2014) which runs from 2nd – 4th September in the same venue.

SRF 2014 Annual Conference

Symposium: The future of ART
Michael Davies - Reproductive technologies: an increased risk of birth defects? University of Adelaide, Australia.
Marissa Bartolomei - Molecular basis of imprinting. University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Katsuhiko Hayashi - Generation of eggs from mouse embryonic stem cells. University of Kyoto, Japan

This year we are honoured to present Takashi Shinohara from Kyoto University with the SRF Distinguished Scientist Award. Takashi will give a presentation entitled Regulation of spermatogonial stem cells.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Marshall medal will be presented to Martin Johnson, University of Cambridge. The Marshall Medal is the SRF’s highest honour being awarded to outstanding contributors to the study of fertility and reproduction.


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World Congress of Reproductive Biology (WCRB) 2014

The third World Congress of Reproductive Biology (WCRB) 2014:

 WCRB is being held from 2nd-4th September 2014 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, and organized in partnership with five international sister societies, these being:

*  Chinese Society for Reproductive Biology (CSRB)
*  Korean Society for Animal Reproduction (KSAR)
*  Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)
*  Society for Reproduction & Development (SRD)
*  Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)

The SRF Annual Conference for 2014 will run on 1st and 2nd September alongside other satellite meetings immediately prior to the World Congress at the same venue (EICC). 

WCRB Scientific Programme


The plenary speakers have now been announced!

More details of the WCRB Scientific Programme will appear here in due course.

Plenary speakers for WCRB 2014

CSRB: Professor Jisong Li (Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

                 Generation of mammalian haploid embryonic stem cells

KSAR: Professor Hoon Taek Lee (Konkuk University, South Korea)

                 Generation of transgenic swines with modified immune systems

SRB: Professor Sarah Robertson (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Immune-mediated quality control of embryo implantation and reproductive investment

SRD: Professor Hiroko Tsukamura (Nagoya University, Japan)

Kisspeptin-GPR54 signalling controlling reproductive functions in mammals

SRF: Professor Stephen Franks (Imperial College London, UK)

Polycystic ovary syndrome: follicles and fertility

SSR: Professor Martin Matzuk (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)

Animal models, reproduction and ovarian cancer

Symposia topics for WCRB 2014

Stem cells and development

Epigenetic reprogramming in reproduction

Testis biology/sperm

Ovarian follicles

Preserving fertility


Control of meiosis

Uterine and placental function

- See more at: http://www.wcrb2014.org/Congress/WCRBScientificProgramme.aspx#sthash.80LpjSvc.dpu

WCRB Scientific Programme


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The official journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility

Reproduction publishes papers which focus on the cellular and molecular biology of reproduction. There are no submission fees or page charges and colour figures are free.

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Free to reproductive biologists worldwide!

65,000 pages and 8,500 articles free online The archive includes all papers published from Volume 1 of the Journal of Reproduction and Fertility in 1960 to 2000 when the journal merged with Reviews of Reproduction to form today’s outstanding journal – Reproduction.

Articles from Reproduction in 2001 to 12 months before the current issue are also included.