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Louise Mullinder (Louise Brown), who was the first human to be born through IVF, has paid tribute to Sir Robert Edwards.
Those inspired by Sir Robert Edwards have paid tribute to a "remarkable man", "great mentor" and "pioneer" after he passed away at the age of 87.
Alongside Sir Richard Gardner, Professor Martin Johnson was Sir Robert’s first Graduate student between 1966 and 1969.
He is now Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Science at the University of Cambridge.
The chief executive of Bourn Hall, the IVF clinic that Dr Patrick Steptoe and Edwards co-founded, added his own tribute.
Professor Sir Robert Edwards founded the world's first IVF clinic in his home town of Cambridge in 1980.
He was knighted in 2011 for "services to human reproductive biology".
Sir Robert Edwards, the Nobel prize-winning scientist who pioneered the development of test tube babies, has died after a long illness, Cambridge University has announced.
Professor Edwards was honoured in 2010 with the prize for medicine for his breakthrough, conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
He had begun work on fertilisation in the 1950s with the first test tube baby, Louise Brown, born in 1978 as a result of his research.
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The world's first "test tube baby" has paid tribute to IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards after he died today aged 87.