Prof David Whittingham


Professor Whittingham is an Emeritus Professor at St. George’s, University of London. He pioneered in vitro culturing of mammalian preimplantation embryos, and the first successful freezing of mammalian ova. He was also the first to recognise the importance of intracellular calcium release in oocyte activation. Prof Whittingham was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Further accolades include being a named Scholar of Johns Hopkins University, and a recipient of the Marshall Medal for Society for the Study of Fertility.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and Fellow of the Institute of Biology. He is an active trustee who brings expertise in cryobiology and the storage of various cell and gamete samples.


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David Whittingham

Emeritus Professor

St. George’s, University of London

Cranmer Terrace, London  SW17 0RE