Little embryos do make big decisions


On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to a day symposium ‘Little embryos do make big decisions’. The Symposium is supported by the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF), and aims to bring together researchers to exchange and share their interests, experiences and research findings about how early life events influence embryo development and adult health. The Symposium will provide plenary lectures and poster presentations.

A copy of the programme is available to download below.

The Symposium is held to honour Tom Fleming FRCOG, Professor of Developmental Biology, who is retiring in 2017. Tom has, over several years, conducted research at the University of Southampton into Embryo Environment and Developmental Potential and Health, as well as Mechanisms of Early Mammalian Development. He is also a long-standing member of the SRF.

The symposium and dinner will be held at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on 7 July 2017. Registration and abstract submission are now open! Please put the date in your diary to join us in Southampton!

Professor Keith Jones
University of Southampton


We are welcoming the submission of abstracts to be considered for poster presentation at the Symposium.

CLICK HERE to submit your abstract.

Submission deadline EXTENDED TO: 09.00 hrs Tuesday 9 May 2017

Submission guidelines can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


CLICK HERE to register.

Delegate registration £50.00 inc VAT (£41.67 excl VAT)

Delegate registration including dinner £95.00 inc VAT (79.17 excl VAT)

Dinner only £45.00 inc VAT (£37.50 excl VAT)

Registration closes: 09.00 hrs Monday 19 June 2017


The day will conclude with a dinner held at St. Mary’s Stadium to celebrate Tom’s retirement. The dinner ticket includes a 3 course meal including wine.


St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP

Complimentary car parking available. For more information visit


For a list of accommodation options in Southampton please view the download below.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations to registrations (including dinner tickets)  made up to and including Friday 16 June will receive full refund.
Cancellations after this time will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
Substitutions can be accepted at any time if notification is sent in writing to


Payment can be made by credit/debit card at the time of booking. PLEASE NOTE: Credit and debit card payments incur a 3.5% bank administration fee


An invoice can be requested during the registration process which can be settled by bank transfer, cheque, or credit/debit card (3.5% bank administration fee on credit and debit card payments).