Prof. Robert Edwards from the University of Cambridge, one of the greatest pioneers of reproductive medicine (see how it all started
), chaired at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel from 1984 to 1986. Afterwards, he would become visiting professor and eventually doctor honoris causa.
"Such Chairmanship meant that respected scientists came to lecture – in this case in Embryology – to students of the research project. This is very important for the quality of the project and the students," explains Professor Devroey. "To attend a lecture by Bob Edwards is an enormous inspiration."