ANAT2341 Lab 1 2013

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Human Fertilization and IVF

The Powerpoint file used to present this laboratory seminar is available as a pdf document HERE


Historic drawing of oocyte and spermatozoa relative sizes

This first lab will be taken by Dr Steven Fleming

Dr Fleming is the Scientific Director of Assisted Conception Australia - Honorary Associate, University of Sydney - And the former Scientific Director of the In Vitro Fertilization Clinic in Westmead Hospital, Sydney Sperm binding to zona.jpg


  1. This tutorial/laboratory will focus on human gametogenesis and fertilization.
  2. Discuss issues relating to human assisted conception and learn modern cutting-edge techniques in this field
  3. Have an opportunity to ask questions concerning practicalities, problems, ethical concerns and any other issues related to human fertilization
  4. The learning objectives are as follows:

Gametogenesis and the origins of aneuploidy; Oocyte maturation, sperm capacitation and fertilisation; Assisted fertilisation techniques and their eithical implications


  1. The SEMs in the presentation were kindly provided by Dr Yorgos Nikas, whose website containing further images can be viewed at the following URL:
  2. The TEMs in the presentation were kindly provided by Prof Henry Sathananthan, whose website containing further images can be viewed at the following URL:


The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology

The Developing Human, 9th edn.jpg Keith L. Moore, T.V.N. Persaud, Mark G. Torchia. (2011). The Developing Human: clinically oriented embryology (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. Description: xix, 540 p. p. : ill., ports. Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Saunders/Elsevier, c2013. ISBN: 9781437720020 (pbk.) NLM Unique ID: 101561564

The following chapter links only work with a UNSW connection.

Larsen's human embryology

Larsen's human embryology 4th edn.jpg Citation: Larsen's human embryology 4th ed. Schoenwolf, Gary C; Larsen, William J, (William James). Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, c2009.

The following chapter links only work with a UNSW connection.

Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology 6th edn.png Citation: Developmental Biology, 6th ed., Gilbert, Scott F; Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates; 2000. ISBN-10: 0-87893-243-7

This more general development textbook edition is freely available online through NCBI Bookshelf.

UNSW Embryology

Logo.png Hill, M.A. (2011) UNSW Embryology (11th ed.). Sydney:UNSW.

Fertilization Reviews

  1. Review of sperm penetration through cumulus mass and zona pellucida
  2. Review of sperm-egg interaction
  3. Review of parthenogenesis

Human development timeline

Human development timeline graph 01.jpg