Roger Gosden with Robert Edwards, Simon Fishel and Jonathan van Blerkom co-chairing a conference in Helsinki 1984.
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School where Roger Gosden studied.
The University of Bristol where Roger Gosden received his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Darwin College where Roger Gosden received his Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The University of Edinburgh where Roger Gosden received his Doctor of Science degree.
(All the diverse aspects of ovarian aging in our own speci...)
All the diverse aspects of ovarian aging in our own species and in animal models have been brought together for the first time in this concise volume. The physiological and biochemical processes responsible for the deterioration of ovarian function, the consequential loss of fertility and somatic effects of postmenopause are fully explained for biologists interested in reproduction and gerontology and for clinicians concerned with fertility in middle age and hormone replacement therapy.
(Although gonadal organs or tissues have been transplanted...)
Although gonadal organs or tissues have been transplanted for a century, the subject is still controversial when applied to women, and humorous when applied to men. Here are discussions of the purposes, physiology, challenges, and procedures of transplanting ovaries and testicles; and of fetal tissue transplants, the storage of gonadal tissue and more.
(The quest to prolong our youth has spurred numerous quack...)
The quest to prolong our youth has spurred numerous quack remedies and fraudulent claims, but it has also inspired serious scientific investigation, yielding important clues about the aging process and what might realistically be done to arrest it. In Cheating Time, the acclaimed researcher Roger Gosden tells us what scientists have learned so far, particularly in the investigation of hormones and the paramount role they play in the aging process.
(No other subject in science today provokes more controver...)
No other subject in science today provokes more controversy than human reproduction and genetics. In Designing Babies, reproductive expert Roger Gosden provides a compelling overview of this biological revolution. In clear, non-technical language, he explains the science that is emerging and addresses the many social and ethical dilemmas involved.
(The human oocyte, or egg, is the rarest and most rapidly ...)
The human oocyte, or egg, is the rarest and most rapidly aging cell in the body and is essential for fertility. This book is about the development and pathology of the oocyte and includes information on new technologies to manipulate, enhance, and control fertility. Leading world experts contribute essays on the basic and applied science of the egg, its clinical manipulation, and its pivotal role in reproductive medicine and biology.
(This pioneering and contemporary book addresses how to pr...)
This pioneering and contemporary book addresses how to preserve fertility after the effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy on the gonads of women, men, and children. It reviews and forecasts developments in fertility preservation involving surgery, drug-based protocols and cryopreservation of spermatozoa, oocytes, embryos, and testicular and ovarian tissue. Each chapter contains extensive illustrations and a full bibliography.
(This book is a collection of 40 essays and memoirs. Roger...)
This book is a collection of 40 essays and memoirs. Roger Gosden writes about things he knows and cares about, offering them to readers who share his curiosity and concerns. This is not a science book for scientists nor a nature book for naturalists, although he hopes both parties will read it, and not so much for information as contemplation
Roger Gosden was educated at the Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School. In 1970 he received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Bristol. At Darwin College, he did a post-graduate work under Robert Edwards and in 1974 completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a thesis on Reproductive senescence in female rodents. He received a Doctor of Science at the University of Edinburgh in 1989 as well.
Roger Gosden was a research scholar at Cambridge University from 1970 till 1974. Also in the early seventieth at the University of Edinburgh, he began as a lecturer and then became senior lecturer in physiology where he worked till 1994. In addition, Gosden was a lecturer in physiology at the University of Edinburgh Medical School from 1976 to 1994. From 1994 till 1999 he was a professor of reproductive biology at University of Leeds, England. Next three years Gosden worked as scientific director of reproductive biology at McGill University Health Centre. Then he deported from the United Kingdom.
In 2001, Gosden became the director of scientific research at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (now Jones Institute For Reproductive Medicine), where he was named the Howard & Georgeanna Professor of Reproductive Medicine. He left the Jones Institute in 2004 to become research director of reproductive biology at Weill Cornell Medicine. A part of the reason why Gosden left the institute was negative public opinion and criticism due to its creation in 2001 of an embryonic stem cell line. He retired from research in 2010.
From 2010 Gosden with his wife run an independent publishing company, Jamestowne Bookworks, which Gosden opened as an outlet for his own works, to allow him to control his own works after a life of assigning copyright to biomedical publishers, and to publish other people's work that interested him.
(The quest to prolong our youth has spurred numerous quack...)1996
(This pioneering and contemporary book addresses how to pr...)2004
(Although gonadal organs or tissues have been transplanted...)1996
(All the diverse aspects of ovarian aging in our own speci...)1985
(The human oocyte, or egg, is the rarest and most rapidly ...)2003
(The human egg - the rarest and most rapidly aging cell in...)2013
(No other subject in science today provokes more controver...)2000
(This book is a collection of 40 essays and memoirs. Roger...)2017
Roger Gosden is non-aligned.
"I write a large number of articles each year for scientific publications; they address technical subjects in reproductive medicine and biology. The books are written for fun and to expand my reading beyond the confines of biology. I choose to write about subjects from my professional life as a scientist, in the faint hope that I can bring a balanced view to subjects that all too often are sensationalized and aggravate public anxiety. Since I am a full-time academic, my writing is done in spare time and in the unsociable hours of the day and night."
"It seems to me it’s better to do some good than no good. For instance, if you got embryos that are going to waste, the patient no longer wants and is prepared to donate them, rather than just destroying them, it is better to try to use them for some good for a patient, to convert them into embryo stem cells to treat some dread disease."
Roger Gosden is the fellow of British Fertility Society, Institute of Biology, and Royal Society of Arts. He is an Honorary Lifetime Board Member of International Society for Fertility Preservation, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, and Society for the Study of Fertility as well. Also, he is Member of the board of prison visitors at Wetherby from 1996.
Gosden married his first wife Carole Ann Walsh in 1971 and they had two sons before their divorce in 2003. In 2004 he married Lucinda Veeck, whom he had met at the Jones Institute in Norfolk when she was working there.