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Professor Jonathan Slack has worked in London and Oxford and is currently Head of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath in England. He is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a leading authority in developmental biology and has published over 150 scientific papers, as well as the well-received monograph "From Egg to Embryo" and the lighthearted and popular "Egg and Ego,"