Evelyn Telfer is Professor of Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research group works on the development of the mammalian ovary in a range of species including mice, bats, cows, sheep, pigs, naked mole rats and humans. Her lab’s recent work has focused on growing human immature oocytes in vitro and this was recognised by the BBC as one of the breakthroughs of 2018 that could save lives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46597605. Her group is also investigating female germ line stem cells in the mammalian ovary. Evelyn’s research is funded by the MRC UK and the Wellcome Trust.