Biographical entry Trounson, Alan Osborne
- Medical scientist
Alan Trounson is a renowned embryologist who pioneered the technique of successful freezing and thawing human embryos. He is Scientific Director of Monash IVF which he founded and was part of the team who produced Australia's first 'test-tube baby' (1980). Tounson acquired his skill of embryo transfer while under taking a three year postdoctoral post at the Agricultural Research Council's Unit of Reproductive Physiology and Biochemistry in Cambridge, UK. He is Professor and Personal Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Director of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria. He was also a Deputy Head of the Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development (now the Monash Institute of Medical Research).
- Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
- 1974 - 1976
- Career position - Dalgety International Research Fellowship at the Agricultural Research Council's Unit of Reproductive Physiology and Biochemistry in Cambridge, UK
- 1977 -
- Career position - Joined the Monash's research team at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre
- Career position - First frozen embryo baby born in Australia
- Career position - Director of the Centre for Early Human Development at Monash University
- 1990 - ?
- Career position - Deputy Director of the Institute of Reproduction and Development
- 1991 -
- Career position - Personal Chair at Monash University
- 1991 -
- Career position - Professor and Personal Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University
- Award - Wellcome (Australia) Medal received
- Award - Patrick Steptoe Memorial Medal received from the British Fertility Society
- Award - Benjamin Henry Sheares Medal received from the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, Singapore.
- Award - Bertarelli Foundation Award in Reproductive Health
- Leeton, John, 'Historical Review: the early history of IVF in Australia and its contribution to the world (1970–1990)*', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 44, 2004, p. 495. Details
Created: 27 September 2006, Last modified: 1 August 2007