The Society for Reproductive Biology is a not-for-profit organisation that fosters and promotes basic and applied research in all aspects of reproductive biology. The goals of the membership include, improving human health, contraceptive development, the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of reproductive disease, improved agriculture productivity and conservation biology. We welcome members whose research intersects with any aspect of reproduction and fertility. The society was established in 1968 and today comprises almost 400 members. Our members include research scientists, under-graduate and graduate students, clinical scientists, a range of physicians, veterinarians, conservation biologists, a wide range of academics and agricultural researchers.
Major research focus areas include:
- Understanding the aetiology and pathogenesis of human reproductive disorders including male and female infertility, disorders of sexual development, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and cancers of the reproductive systems.
- Exploring the influence of maternal and paternal health on offspring developmental trajectory and lifelong health
- The diagnosis and discovery of biomarkers of reproductive disorders
- Understanding how embryogenesis influences adult reproductive function
- The formulation of targeted treatments for reproductive disorders
- Understanding environmental and societal impacts on reproductive behaviour and fertility
- Improving assisted reproductive technologies in many species
- Improving egg (oocyte) and sperm quality
- Improving the safety and range of assisted reproductive technologies.
The Society for Reproductive Biology firmly believes that improvements in reproductive health stem from a thorough understanding of the normal function. As such, we advocate to funding and exploration in both fundamental and applied research. We also strive to enhance the understanding of importance of reproductive health and how our discoveries add to the Australian and New Zealand economy.
Members of the society range in experience from under-graduate students to professors of global standing. The society actively supports and promotes its junior researchers. Identifying and nurturing tomorrow’s leaders will ensure the society continues to lead the field of reproductive biology for many more years to come.