UCL Faculty of Life Sciences


2024 FLS Anne McLaren Lecture celebrating Women in Science

24 April 2024, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Female scientist

Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu, University College London, will give the 2024 FLS Anne McLaren Lecture celebrating Women in Science.

This event is free.

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School of Pharmacy


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Anne McLaren was a prominent scientist in the field of stem-cell research. In the 1950s, she made a groundbreaking achievement by carrying out the first-ever IVF birth using mice. Her pioneering work laid the foundation for the development of human in vitro fertilisation.

Later, she played a significant role in shaping public policy around IVF as a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Anne received numerous accolades for her remarkable contributions to science, and she made history by becoming the first female Officer of the Royal Society, serving as the Foreign Secretary and Vice President.

The lecture will be given by Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, University College London, who will speak on the design, synthesis and construction of nanotechnologies and nanoenabled medicine candidates and their translation into human medicines. This research is aimed at addressing significant unmet medical need.

The lecture will be followed by a reception from 5 to 7 pm in the South Cloisters, Wilkins Building. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu.

We look forward to welcoming you!

About the Speaker

Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu

Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at UCL School of Pharmacy

Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the UCL School of Pharmacy, Governor of the Wellcome (the world’s biggest biomedical research charity), a member of the BBSRC Council, a member of the Academy of Medical Sciences Council and Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics Ltd., a speciality pharmaceutical company which she co-founded.

More about Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu