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Maria Alevizaki

Professor of Endocrinology, Athens University School of Medicine. She has served as an Officer in the Executive Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology and in the Executive Committee of the European Thyroid Association. She serves in the editorial board of several international journals of endocrinology (European Thyroid Journal, Experimental Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes, Thyroid Research, Hormones). Currently deputy Chief Editor of the European Journal of Endocrinology. She has over 150 publications in peer reviewed medical journals. 

Christiani Andrade Amorim

Prof Christiani Amorim is Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium. She has been focusing her attention on cryopreservation and transplantation of ovarian tissue and the development of a transplantable artificial ovary to restore fertility in cancer patients. Her pioneering studies served as basis to start the field of ovarian tissue engineering and she has been actively organizing the first group on reproductive tissue engineering.

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Maria Alevizaki

Basak Balaban obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 1993 from the University of Ankara,Turkey, working in the faculty of Biological Sciences. Following her clinical embryology training and education at the Ankara Sevgi Hospital-Turkey in between the years 1994-1996, she was certificated for the laboratory based procedural applications of IVF (In-vitro fertilization) at The Schoysman Infertility Manegement Foundation (SIMAF), Brussels, Belgium, and certificated in 1996 by the Health Ministry of Turkey, as a laboratory director for an IVF clinic. She founded and chaired the IVF laboratory in the Assisted Reproduction Unit of German Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey in 1996. She became the chief embryologist in the American Hospital of Istanbul, Turkey Assisted Reproduction Unit at the end of 1996. She is still the principal embryologist in this laboratory that performs over 1200 IVF/ICSI (ICSI-Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) cycles per year. Her major interest areas are embryo selection and in-vitro culture techniques, cryopreservation, and blastocyst culture. She has published and lectured extensively in these fields. She’s a member of ESHRE since 1996, and a board member of CNR (Committee for National Representatives) since 2008. She had been the chair of the Alpha society ; an International Society of Scientists in Reproductive Medicine from 2008 till 2012 for two terms and was a board member since 2015. She had acted as the congress president of the society’s 2008 and 2014 biennal meetings in Istanbul and Antalya, and she remained to be one of the the main organizers of other biennals in Budapest and London. She was also the main organizer of the three consensus meetings, and publications on behalf of the society. She’s a member of the board of directors of ISIVF –International Society for In vitro Fertilization since 2013. She’s one of the founders and the chair of the Turkish Society of Clinical Embryologists (KED) since 2011.

Montserrat Barragan 

Senior Researcher at Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group in Barcelona (Spain). She has over 20 years of experience in Molecular Biology in Cancer and Stem Cells models and she was involved in reproductive biology since 2013. The Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group is focused on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in human gamete quality.

Anil Biricik 

Senior Researcher at Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group in Barcelona (Spain). She has over 20 years of experience in Molecular Biology in Cancer and Stem Cells models and she was involved in reproductive biology since 2013. The Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group is focused on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in human gamete quality.

Lars Björndahl

Senior Researcher at Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group in Barcelona (Spain). She has over 20 years of experience in Molecular Biology in Cancer and Stem Cells models and she was involved in reproductive biology since 2013. The Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group is focused on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in human gamete quality.

Christophe Blockeel

Senior Researcher at Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group in Barcelona (Spain). She has over 20 years of experience in Molecular Biology in Cancer and Stem Cells models and she was involved in reproductive biology since 2013. The Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group is focused on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in human gamete quality.

Andrea Borini

Andrea Borini MD is Clinical and Scientific Director at Tecnobios Procreazione, Centre for Reproductive Health. Bologna, Italy. After completing his MD degree at the University of Bologna in 1986, Dr Borini obtained his specialization degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the same institution in 1991. During this time, he was also a Research Fellow at the University of California Irvine, Irvine, California (1989–1991) and in 2007 he attained a Master’s degree in Andrology at the University of Padova, Padova, Italy. Andrea Borini MD is Chairman of Italian Society of Fertility, Sterility and Reproductive Medicine (SIFES e MR). He has been a past-Chairman of the CECOS – Italy (2002 – 2008) and PROFERT – Italian Society for Fertility Preservation (2008-2013). Andrea Borini MD is member of the editorial board of Fertility and Sterility and associate editor for Reproductive BioMedicine Online and JARG.

Ernesto Bosch

Ernesto Bosch graduated in medicine at the University of Valencia in 1992, and from 1993 to 1997 he worked as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at the La Fe Hospital in Valencia. He completed an internship in the field of human reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. In 1999 he defended his doctoral thesis on the influence of lutropin on the quality of oocytes, with cum laude distinction at the University of Valencia. In January 2000, Ernesto began working at the Department of Human Reproduction at the Institute of Infertility at the University of Valencia. In 2008 he obtained a master’s degree in the field of health sciences research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Author of 76 publications. He gave over 150 lectures at international meetings. He belongs to the editorial committee of the magazine „Fertility & Sterility” and „Reproductive Biomedicine Online”. He is a permanent reviewer, among others magazines such as: „Human Reproduction”, „Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology”.

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Howard Carp

Professor Carp graduated from the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London. After a few years of work, he moved to Israel and works today at Sheba Medical. After a few years of work, he moved to Israel and works today at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and at Tel Aviv University as Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. His scientific interests include infertility, causes of habitual miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. He published over 170 original works, 16 review articles and six books. He is invited for lectures around the world.

Damià Castelló

received his Biochemistry Sciences Degree in 2006 from the University of Valencia in Spain. He is the Clinical Embryologist at the IVF Unit at the Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI) from 2008. The primary areas of his research are cryopreservation and metabolomics. He has published several articles on the cryopreservation field. At the same time, he was Product Manager of Kitazato-Dibimed from 2009 to 2014, working as advisor for Kitazato-Biopharma Company.

Gemma Castillón

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zaragoza, 1992-1998. Specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics. MIR at the University General Hospital of Alicante, 1999-2003. Doctorate and Research Sufficiency Courses, University of Miguel Hernández. Alicante, 2001Master in Laparoscopic Surgery Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, 2005.Postgraduate in Business Management Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) Barcelona, 2009.Master in Research in Management Science at ESADE, Barcelona 2009-2011.Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery. University of Valencia. Project: Prospective and randomized study on the utility of CGH Arrays for the study of embryonic aneuploidies in severe male factor.

Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet

Professor of endocrinology and reproductive medicine. Coordinator of the APHP care network for ovarian cancer and high-risk breast cancer at the National Institute of Cancer in Paris. He works at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the University Hospital Tenon Assistance Publique Hoptaux de Paris (APHP), at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris. Her clinical practice includes endocrinology, reproductive medicine and endocrine tumors. Her current projects focus on cancer and fertility, pharmacology, hormone-dependent cancers, the environment and the health of women. He is a member of the European Endocrinological Society, a member of the board of the French Society of Endocrinology, a member of the board of the European Society of Gynecology, a member of the board of the French Society of Gynecology. He is the coordinator of the Paris academic program on the medical aspects of gynecology and infertility („Medical aspects of gynaecology and infertility”). She is the author of 110 publications indexed in PubMed.

Isabella Chanavaz-Lacheray  

Senior Researcher at Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group in Barcelona (Spain). She has over 20 years of experience in Molecular Biology in Cancer and Stem Cells models and she was involved in reproductive biology since 2013. The Basic Research Lab of Eugin Group is focused on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in human gamete quality.

Arkadiusz Chludziński

He worked in companies such as Orange Polska (Account Manager), Deloitte (Business Development Coordinator) and PwC (Head of Business Development Team).He combine practical knowledge gained in the field of sales with scientific knowledge. He is a sales enthusiast, consultant, trainer, blogger and  a speaker. He is an absolute follower of Sandler’s methodology. In sales he follows the principle: „stand out or die”. He was hailed as the chief conqueror of a non-reflective approach to conducting sales activities.

Bartosz Chrostowski

Head of the ARTVIMED Center for Reproductive Medicine in Krakow, graduate of Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University, doctor of medical sciences, laureate of the. A. Respondek of the Echocardiography and Prenatal Cardiology Section of the Polish Ultrasound Society.A member of the Polish Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Polish Gynecological Society, the Polish Ultrasound Society, the Polish Andrological Society and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. A founding member of the Polish Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Herjan J.T. Coelingh Bennink

Ernesto Bosch graduated in medicine at the University of Valencia in 1992, and from 1993 to 1997 he worked as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at the La Fe Hospital in Valencia. He completed an internship in the field of human reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. In 1999 he defended his doctoral thesis on the influence of lutropin on the quality of oocytes, with cum laude distinction at the University of Valencia. In January 2000, Ernesto began working at the Department of Human Reproduction at the Institute of Infertility at the University of Valencia. In 2008 he obtained a master’s degree in the field of health sciences research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Author of 76 publications. He gave over 150 lectures at international meetings. He belongs to the editorial committee of the magazine „Fertility & Sterility” and „Reproductive Biomedicine Online”. He is a permanent reviewer, among others magazines such as: „Human Reproduction”, „Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology”.

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Fernando  De Mora

Pharmacologist, Pedagogue, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorphilosophy in pharmacology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,Cerdanyola, 1993. Master of Business Administration, University ofChicago, 1999.Focuses on human medicines. Compares their effectiveness andsecurity.Professional with 22 years of experience in biomedical research(immunopharmacology – basic allergy and asthma) in positionstechnical and project management with solid facilitiesacademic education in business administration. Development Consultantmedicines (R & D) in the field of pharmaceutical productsand the biotechnology sector. Expertise on the market of biosimilars inEurope and Latin America. Mechanisms of allergies, biosimilars andimmunogenic biopharmaceuticals.

Michel De Vos

Michel De Vos, doctor of medical sciences, is a clinical professorreproductive medicine and a medical co-director at the CenterReproductive Medicine in UZ Brussel-VUB.He studied medicine in Ghent, Belgium, graduated in 1997. He isa graduate of obstetrics and gynecology in Ghent, Leeds (United Kingdom)Kingdom) and in Brussels, and in 2006 he qualified as a gynecologist.He obtained a PhD in medicine at the University of Leeds. In 2006he joins the Center for Reproductive Medicine in UZ Brussel-VUB. Hismain interests concern egg maturation (IVM)oocytes and fertility. In cooperation with scientists fromThe Follicular Biology Laboratory is involved in the research programtranslational to optimize clinical and laboratory aspectshuman IVM.

Dominique De Ziegler

graduated from medical school in Geneva and subsequently returned to the US to undertake a research fellowship at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York (Erlio Gurpide) followed by Residency and Clinical Fellowship at the UCLA medical center in Los Angeles, California. At UCLA, he trained under JG Moore, Bill Dignam, and during the Fellowship Howard L Judd, David R Meldrum and R Jeffery Chang. In Paris and New York, he directed Research and Fellowship for Columbia Laboratories. There, he primarily worked on the development of the vaginal progesterone gel Crinone, unveiling the existence of direct vagina to uterus transport phenomenon, or first Uterine Pass Effect (FUPE). In Geneva, Switzerland: Starting in 2000, he was in Geneva where he directed the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the university hospital (HUG), later fused with the same at Lausanne (CHUV). Currently, at University Paris Descartes – Hôpital Cochin, Paris France: he heads the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University Descartes – Hôpital Cochin in the dept of Obtetrics and Gynecology chaired by Charles Chapron. Together with Charles, he has exploited the unique model constituted by women affected by ovarian endometriosis for challenging the current views on ovarian reserve, ART out come and the fecundity of women.

Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis

Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis is Professor of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism) and Chairman of the Third Department of Medicine, Medical School, University of Athens (Greece). She received her MD from Medical School of Athens (Greece) and her PhD in Experimental Endocrinology on the effects of androgens in hypophysectomized rats from the same university. She did her training in internal medicine in England (1974–1980), and her training in endocrinology and metabolism in the USA (1980–1986). Her research interests have focused for the last 15 years on clinical, molecular and environmental aspects of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities in polycystic ovary syndrome. This work has generated more than 120 publications and more than 3500 citations. She has been invited by the international academic community as a speaker and has given more than 100 lectures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.

Waljit Dilho

Waljit Dhillo is Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Consultant Endocrinologist at Imperial College London. He completed his medical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. During this time he completed an Intercalated BSc (First Class Honours) in Biochemistry funded by the Medical Research Council. Subsequently during his clinical training he completed a PhD as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow at Imperial College. He was subsequently awarded 3 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) personal Fellowships – Clinician Scientist Fellowship 2004-2009, Career Development Fellowship 2009-2015 and most recently a Research Professorship 2015-2020. He was appointed to a personal Chair at Imperial College in 2011.

Olivier Donnez

Professor Olivier Donnez, M.D. Ph.D., is co-CEO and co-founder of the Institut du sein et de Chirurgie gynécologique d’Avignon (I.C.A.) He is actually gynecologic surgeon at the Polyclinique Urbain V, Avignon, France (ELSAN Group). He was the head of department of gynaecology and in vitro fertilization, CHU Dinant Godinne UCL Namur in Belgium from 2005 until 2015. He received his medical degree in 2000 and his PhD in 2013 from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). He is still involved in research projects in the “Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique”, GYNE pole, of the UCL. Olivier Donnez is member of the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE), European society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), American association of gynaecologic laparoscopist (AAGL), International society of fertility preservation (ISFP)He is member of the advisory board of the Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE). He is reviewer for the European Journal of Obstertrics and Gynecology, PLOS One, and Gynecological surgery. He is a member of the editorial board of Fertility and Sterility.

Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Dr Panagiotis Drakopoulos MD, Msc is a specialist in the field of gynecology / fertility, working in the Center for Reproductive Medicine in the UZ Brussel in Belgium and at the University Hospital in Liege, Belgium. Isauthor of numerous peer-reviewed articles about the high index in endocrine magazines regarding reproduction. serves Reviewer in several journals in this field, including Human Reproduction, Human Reproduction update and Fertility & Sterility.His research focuses mainly on strategies aimed at improving the results of patients with a low prognosis after ovarian stimulation.

Antoni Duleba

Prof Duleba is the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the UC San Diego. He is an expert in the regulation of ovarian function and the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, with a special interest in PCOS.

Francesca E. Duncan

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). She has over 15 years of experience in reproductive biology and has trained with leaders in the field of gamete and ovarian biology, including Carmen J. Williams, MD, PhD and Richard M. Schultz, PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD at Northwestern University. Her independent laboratory is focused on understanding the cellular mechanisms of how aging – both physiologic and iatrogenic – impacts reproductive potential at the levels of the gamete and ovary. Dr. Duncan is an active member of the Oncofertility Consortium spearheaded by Dr. Woodruff. Since 2009, she has co-authored >20 publications on fertility preservation-related topics with Dr. Woodruff. In addition, she and Dr. Woodruff co-authored the first chapter on Fertility Preservation in the revered medical textbook: Yen and Jaffe’s Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Duncan serves as the Basic Science Subgroup Leader of the Oncofertility Consortium’s National Physicians Cooperative. In addition, she is the Principal Investigator of a pilot project funded through the Center for Reproductive Health After Disease focused on radiation therapy and the extra-follicular ovarian microenvironment.

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Roy G Farquharson

Dr. Roy G Farquharson was born and educated in Aberdeen, Scotland in Great Britain.Specialized training was taken at Aberdeen MaternityHospital, National Hospital for Women, Auckland, NZ, pre-schoolhigher at the University Hospital in PoznanWales, Cardiff, where the master’s thesis on the subject was completedfetal endocrinology. He is currently the president of the European UnionAssociation of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE, 2017-2019).She is a co-editor of early pregnancy (Cambridge University Press, 2issue, 2017). He was an NHS consultant at Obstetrics and Ginekologia wLiverpool Women’s Hospital from 1986 to 2015 involved inRCOG and NICE guidelines, education and training projects.

Bart CJM Fauser

Bart Fauser is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands and Chair of the Division of Woman & Baby (Departments of Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology) at the University Medical Center in Utrecht (since 2004). He is a former Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Director of the Center of Reproductive Medicine at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam (1996-2003); Visiting Professor, University Southampton, UK (since 2010); Saal van Zwanenberg Professor, Center of Reproductive Medicine, Free University, Brussels (2003-2008); Visiting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California (1993-1995); and Fulbright post-doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, California (1987-1988). From 2001-2007, Professor Fauser was the Editor-in-Chief of ‚Human Reproduction Update.’ He has published around 300 PubMed papers (Hirsch factor 52). Professor Fauser serves on many international editorial boards and has been active in many international societies. His work has been widely covered in national and international news media. His major research interest is pathophysiology of human ovarian function.

Steve Franks

He is Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine (University of London) and Consultant Endocrinologist at St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals, London. He has recently completed a term as Chairman of the Society for Endocrinology (UK). He has both clinic and laboratory based programmes of research in the field of normal and disordered follicular development, predominantly in the human ovary. He has a major interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is not only the commonest cause of anovulatory infertility, but is also a major risk factor for development of type 2 diabetes. His research includes investigation of the mechanism(s) of anovulation, and of the characteristic metabolic abnormalities; it focuses particularly on the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the aetiology of the syndrome.

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Luca Gianaroli

is a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, and has endorsed reproductive medicine since the late 1970s. He is currently Scientific Director of S.I.S.M.e.R. (Società Italiana di Studi di Medicina della Riproduzione), based in Bologna, Italy; Scientific Director of the IIARG network (International Institutes of Advanced Reproduction and Genetics) which brings together specialized centers located in various European countries. He is the former President of the Italian Reproduction Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). To date he is the coordinator of the ESHRE Task Force on Management of Fertility Units and the ESHRE Certification for Reproductive Endoscopic Surgeons.

Aleksander Giwercman

Professor Reproductive medicine, Malmö at Lund University, Sweden. Focuses on Cancer and Oncology and on male reproductive function, fertility. His group is focusing on reproductive aspects of cancer and cancer treatment in young males. The group also studies the impact of cancer and cancer therapy on the health of the children of young male cancer survivors, by molecular studies on spermatozoa from cancer survivors, as well as by the use of national registries.

Georg Griesinger

Georg Griesinger is a full professor at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany. He completed an internship at the University of Vienna, where he worked on the research of trophoblast for his MA thesis at the Faculty of Obstetrics. Then he completed post-graduate studies at University College in London, where he obtained a master’s degree in prenatal genetics and fetal medicine. The subject of his doctoral dissertation concerned ovarian stimulation in in vitro fertilization using GnRH antagonists. His research interests include endocrinology of ovarian stimulation, epidemiological studies in in vitro fertilization and basic aspects of folliculogenesis and cryopreservation of ovarian tissue. He was the deputy editor of the journal „Human Reproduction” in 2008-2012 and the magazine „Fertility and Sterility” in 2010-2012. He is currently the editor of the section in „Reproductive Biomedicine Online.” He is also a member of the Gynecology and Fertility group in the Cochrane organization (CGF). Beginning in 2012, Georg Griesinger is a visiting professor at the International University of Dubrovnik in Croatia and a member of the infertility group at the World Health Organization. In addition, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of ESHRE since 2013.

Stine Gry Kristensen

She is a biologist with a PhD in reproductive biology from the University Hospital of Copenhagen. She has been cryopreserving ovarian tissue for fertility preservation since 2009 at the Laboratory of Reproductive Biology in Copenhagen. Her research has been focused on the very early stages of human folliculogenesis.

Attila Gyenesei

studied Computer Science and Economics in Hungary. After gaining master of science degree he moved to Finland. He accomplished his PhD programme at University of Turku. He specialized in Computer Science, especially mathematics, algorithm theory and data mining. In 2013 he got Docent in Bioinformatics at University of Turku. He now works as a Head of the Bioinformatics & Scientific Computing Core Facility, Campus Science Support Facilities (CSF), Vienna Biocenter, Vienna, Austria. He is now supervising Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. He is actively developing novel methods and tools for the analysis of high-throughput, especially microarray and next-generation sequencing data. He is leading a bioinformatics group that provides extensive high-throughput data analysis services for various microarray and next-generation sequencing applications, strong and wide experience in programming and script languages, database systems and statistical tools: JAVA, Perl, Python.

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Joyce Harper

Joyce Harper is Professor at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London where she is Director of Education, Head of the Department of Reproductive Health and Director of the Centre for Human Reproduction. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics, reproductive health and women’s health for over 30 years.  She is passionate about education and discussion of all aspects of women’s health. She is the mother of three sons born through IVF.

Björn  Heindryckx

Fertility and Stem Cell Syndrome (G-FaST), Faculty of MedicineReproduction, Ghent University Hospital.He directs his research to infertile couples who can not be treated forcurrently available assisted reproduction technologies.These include (i) sterile pairs without gametes for which we want to createde novo genes from human embryonic stem cells; and (ii)couples who have experienced unsuccessful fertilization and puberty afterintra-pleated sperm injection (ICSI).

Hananel Holzer

Dr. Hananel Holzer is currently the Director of two leading IVF centers in Israel. Dr. Holzer is the Former Medical Director of the McGill University Health Centre Reproductive Centre and the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division of McGill University. He is also involved in developing fertility related projects around the world mainly in Central Europe. His main interests are fertility preservation for cancer patients, in-vitro maturation of oocytes and a comprehensive team approach to infertility related issues.

Colin Michael Howles

For 36 years he worked in the field of reproductive endocrinology.He began his career in IVF in 1984, when he went to work inthe first IVF clinic in the world, Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge,straight fromProfessor Robert Edwards (Nobel laureate 2010 in the fieldphysiology or medicine) and Patrick Steptoe.Colin is currently based in Geneva, and in 2013 he founded the ARIES companyConsulting, which aims to improve the results of infertility treatment.ARIES Consulting Sarl,from June 2017, he provided consulting services for three European companiesbiotechnology, one of which (Finox is now part of the groupGedeon Richter) recently launched r-hFSH. He worked with the producerIVF laboratory equipment that introduced the system to the marketincubation changing game time, American and EU companiesbiotechnology, Venture Capital groups, pharmaceuticalscompanies in Europe, as well as directly at IVF clinics in Australia, USA,Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and Vietnam.

Ilpo Huhtaniemi

received his MD and PhD at University of Helsinki, Finland, did postdoctoral training in USA, and has been on sabbatical leave in Germany, USA and Scotland. He held 1986-2002 the post of Professor and Chairman of Physiology at University of Turku, Finland. He moved in 2002 to UK to a Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology at Imperial College London. He has been the Chief Managing Editor of Mol Cell Endocrinol since 1999, has served in Editorial Boards of Endocrinology and Endocr Rev and is/has been the Editor or Editorial Board Member of several other scientific journals (e.g. Eur J Endocrinol, Clin Endocrinol, Hum Reprod Update, J Endocrinol, Mol Hum Reprod, Reproduction, Asian J Androl). His research interests include clinical and basic reproductive endocrinology, in particular the function of gonadotrophins, G-Protein coupled receptor signalling in reproduction and cancer, Physiology and pathophysiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, male contraception, endocrinology of ageing. He also has long-term interests in the development of male contraception, hormone-dependent cancer, and the endocrinology of ageing. He has authored about 600 peer-reviewed research articles. Ilpo Huhtaniemi is a member of Academy of Medical Sciences, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Endocrine Society (USA), Society for Endocrinology (UK), European Academy of Andrology, European Society of Endocrinology.

Peter Humaidan

is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology, professor and clinical director of the Fertility Clinic at Odense University Hospital, Denmark. He trained at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he also completed a speciality degree in obstetrics and gynaecology. His research interests include reproductive endocrinology, the function of gonadotrophins, sperm chromatin integrity in relation to assisted reproduction and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist co-treatment in ovarian stimulation. During recent years, his research has been focused on GnRHa triggering and prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. He is a former board member of the Danish Fertility Society.

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Rumana Islam

Dr. Rumana Islam graduated from the University of Nottingham in the United StatesUnited States 2006. Then she began training in the field ofobstetrics and gynecology in North West London works in suchunits like Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Queen Charlotte Hospitaland Hammersmith. It’s in IVF Hammersmith whereRumana started researching kisspeptina, in which she won the titledoctor (Res) diploma at Imperial College London, also publishedin the field of fertility behavior has now been appointedscholarship holder of subspecialism in reproductive medicine in hospitalsUniversity of Oxford.

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Robert Jach

is a gynaecologist who specializes in obstetrics, gynaecology and oncological gynaecology. He is a Head of the Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Kraków. He completed scientific and clinical internships at Columbia University in New York in the US in the years 2002, 2008 and 2010 and at the University of California Irvine in the USA in 2011. He is a member of the Polish Gynaecological Society, Polish Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathophysiology and the European Society of Oncological Gynaecology.

Grzegorz Jakiel

Many years associated with Lublin, currently (since 2009) Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical Center of Postgraduate Education in Warsaw (Prof. Orłowski Clinical Hospital – Warsaw, Czerniakowska). Author of 290 scientific publications. Promoter of 10 PhDs. President of the Polish Andrological Society (II term). A member of over a dozen domestic and foreign scientific societies.

Artur Jakimiuk

is a first and second degree specialist in the field of gynaecology, obstetrics and oncological gynaecology. He is a Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Oncological Gynaecology at the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior, Head of the Department of Reproductive Health at The Institute for Mother and Child, Professor at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine of Mirosław Mossakowski of Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a leader of the research teams and author of over 100 scientific publications in leading international journals. He lectures at domestic and foreign universities, such as the Medical University of Lublin, University of California and Brooklyn Fertility Institute. Member of the Polish Gynaecological Society, Polish Biochemical Society, Polish Society of Endocrinology and the International Society of Gynaecological Endocrinology. He currently works at the Medical Clinic “nOvum” in Warsaw.

Piotr Jędrzejczak

Andrologist, specialist in obstetrics and gynecology as well as gynecological and reproductive endocrinology, employee of the Department of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at the Medical University of Poznań

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Marie-Laure Kottler

University professor, he practices at the University Hospital (CHU) in Caen, France. Coordinator of the Center for Developmental Anomalies and Center of rare diseases of calcium and phosphorus metabolism. He is also professionally involved in the molecular genetics of cancers.

Borut Kovacic

Borut Kovačič began his career in 1988, when the IVF laboratory of the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology of Endocrinology at the University Medical Center in Maribor was opened. He is currently the head of this laboratory and participates in many research projects. In 1999 he obtained a PhD at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is currently an associate professor of biological sciences at this university. His bibliography includes over 100 scientific articles and book chapters. Borut Kovačič is an active member of ESHRE. Coordinates the Embryology Certification Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee from 2015.

Katarzyna Kozioł

She is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, senior clinical embryologist  (certificate of ESHRE, since 2008). Co-founder of the Clinic of Infertility Treatment “nOvum” and of the Stem Cell Bank “nOvum”. Director of the IVF laboratory. In 1986, after graduating from Medical Academy in Warsaw, she was a trainee at Childres’s Health Center in the Department of Genetics, where she took part in a pioneering work on IVF in Poland. In May 1994 she performed the first in vitro fertilization and in January 1995 – the first sperm microinjection into an egg in Poland (ICSI). In 2009 she introduced a unique method of genetic testing of unfertilized egg cells. She is a member of the Polish Gynaecological Association (PTG), ESHRE, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Polish Society for Reproductive Medicine (PTMR) – from 2014 its president. She is a co-author of approx. 38 scientific reports in the field of reproductive medicine.

Adam Krętowski

Polish doctor, diabetologist and endocrinologist, professor of medical science, rector of the Medical University of Bialystok in the 2016-2020 term. A graduate of the Medical Academy in Bialystok. He obtained specializations in internal medicine, diabetology and endocrinology. He did scientific internships, in Great Britain and the United States. At his alma mater, he obtained further scientific degrees in medical sciences – in 1995, doctor (based on the work entitled: Effect of nicotinic acid amide on the development of STZ diabetes in rats) and in 2001 with habilitated doctor (based on the dissertation titled Immunological and genetic markers of pre-diabetes role in the pathogenesis, prognosis and prevention of type 1 diabetes). On June 8, 2006 he was awarded the title of professor of medical sciences

Agnieszka Kuczyńska

Dr. med. Agnieszka Kuczyńska was born on April 21, 1982. in Bialystok. In 2007, she graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Medical University of Bialystok with a very good result. After completing her postgraduate internship, she began her specialization in obstetrics and gynecology as a resident doctor in the Department of Reproduction and Gynecological Endocrinology at the University Clinical Hospital in Białystok. In 2006, she started working in the KRIOBANK Center for the Treatment of Infertility in Białystok, where she works to this day. After finishing residency, she is still connected to the Clinical Hospital in Białystok where she is in charge of medical services at the Department of Perinatology and Obstetrics. In 2013, she obtained a PhD degree in medical sciences based on her doctoral dissertation p.t: „Transfer of a single embryo – analysis of prognostic factors of pregnancy”. In 2016 she obtained the title of specialist in the field of Gynecology and Obstetrics with the best result in the country in this session. He is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the Polish Gynecological Society (PTG) and the Polish Society of Reproductive Medicine and Embryology (PTMRiE). Agnieszka Kuczyńska’s main field of professional interest is reproductive medicine. In 2018 she was given a specialization place from the gynecological endocrinology and reproduction at the USK Repatriation Clinic in Białystok.

Waldemar Kuczyński 

graduated from The Medical University of Bialystok in 1980 and started his professional carrier at the Department of Gynecology- University Hospital, Bialystok, Poland. In his scientific work from the very beginning he has focused on topics related to human reproduction. He is an author of pioneering studies on infertility treatment by extracorporeal fertilization (IVF-ET) and microinjection of sperm into the oocyte cytoplasm (ICSI), treatment of reproductive disorders in people with disabilities (SCI) and infected by HIV, as well as the cryopreservation of human gametes. He published over 120 original papers, 20 chapters in books and monographs. He was a member of the team, which in 1987 led to a birth of the first IVF child in Poland. In the last 15 years Prof. Kuczynski has been involved in governmental and parliamentary commissions created in terms of legislation of medically assisted procreation in Poland. Also served as an expert of Ministry of Health in the treatment of infertility with the use of assisted reproductive techniques and cryopreservation of tissues and organs.He was a chairman of the committee for implementation of the EU Directive 2004/23 / EC and also for the Section of Fertility and Infertility of Polish Gynecological Society (2001-2008 and 2015 onwards). Co-author of governmental program of infertility treatment with IVF method. Prof. Waldemar Kuczyński ia a founder and director of the Center for Marital Infertility Treatment – Clinic „Kriobank” in Białystok, Poland.

Rafał Kurzawa

Specialist gynecologist-obstetrician, senior clinical embryologist ESHRE, expert at the Center for Studies on Human Fertility. Chairman of the Section of Fertility and Infertility of the Polish Gynecological Society, member of the Polish Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Biology and Reproduction, chairman of the Animal Reproduction Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Society of Biology reproduction.

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Piotr Laudański

Professor dr hab. Piotr Laudański in 1999 graduated from the Medical Academy in Bialystok. Immediately after graduation, he started working at the University Clinical Hospital at first as an intern, and he succeeded in advancing the levels of professional advancement.In 2003 he was awarded the title of doctor and then, in 2010, he received the title of doctor habilitated in medical sciences. The subject of hablilitation work concerned research on endometriosis, which often causes infertility in women. In 2016 he received a professorial nomination from the President of the Republic of Poland. He has the title of specialist in the field of gynecology and midwifery and as the first in the Podlasie voivodship specialist in the field of perinatology which is a new subspecialty related to prenatal diagnosis and care for pregnant women with severe diseases related to pregnancy. He is also a specialist in gynecological endocrinology and reproduction. Dr hab. Piotr Laudański is interested in various aspects of obstetrics and obstetrical medicine, with special emphasis on the care of patients with endometriosis. In particular, he deals with pregnant patients after infertility treatment, also those who have serious pregnancy complications such as hypertension, threatening miscarriage or premature delivery.

Barbara Lawrenz

Barbara Lawrenz works as a specialist in in vitro fertilization at the IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Previously, she was the head of the in vitro fertilization unit at the University of Tübingen, Germany. It focuses mainly on the preservation of fertility before the initiation of cytotoxic treatment in women with malignant diseases and on pregnancy after breast cancer. She is the author and co-author of 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous articles in German magazines. For her post-doctoral thesis on preservation of fertility before cytotoxic treatment in young girls, adolescents and women in the pre-menopausal period, she was nominated as a lecturer („Privatdozentin”) and obtained a didactic license of the University of Tübingen in the field of gynecology and obstetrics.

Xiangdong Li

She practices at the State Scientific Laboratory in the field of agrobiotechnology at the Chinese University of Agriculture in Beijing.

Joanna Liss

Head of In Vitro Laboratories and member of the research team INVICTA Fertility Clinics. Embryologist with many years of experience. She has the ESHRE Senior Clinical Embryologist certificate. Co-author of scientific projects on proprietary preimplantation diagnosis for rare diseases and the effectiveness of embryological procedures in the infertility treatment. As a precursor in the country, she implemented, among others methods of cryopreservation of egg cells and ovarian tissue, FAMSI procedures and sperm separation. A member of many Polish and international scientific societies (PTGC, PTDL, ESHRE, ASRM, PGDIS).

Kersti Lundin

Dr Kersti Lundin received a PhD in zoophysiology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden in 1991. She then began working as an embryologist and researcher in the reproductive medicine unit at the Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg, where in 1997 she became the director of the reproductive medicine laboratory in 2004. associate professor. Dr. Lundin has published many articles and chapters in international and national scientific journals and books. She participated in the appointment and running of both the Swedish and Nordic Association of IVF Laboratories. Her main interests are basic and clinical embryology, including the development of embryos and cryopreservation. She was a member of ESHRE ExCo (2005-2009), embryological board SIG (2005 – 2013) and embryological certification board (2007-2015).

Stefania  Lymperi 

Dr Stefania Lymperi received her BSc in Biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (AUTH). She received her MSc i n Human Molecular Genetics and her PhD in Stem Cell Biology from Imperial College London, supported by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece. Stefania then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. She is currently directing her private Andrology Laboratory in Thessaloniki and in paralle is teaching at the master course of the Biology School of AUTH and is a staff of the Training Center of the European Academy of Andrology in Thessaloniki.

Krzysztof Łukaszuk

Professor and lecturer at Medical University of Gdańsk and Medical Director of Invicta Infertility Clinics. He is a specialist in gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine, gynecology and obstetrics as well as endocrinology. Prof. Łukaszuk has many years of experience in diagnosing and researching infertility. He is particularly interested in the issues related to new diagnostic solutions and assisted reproductive techniques, preimplantation diagnosis and treatment of recurrent miscarriages. He has authored numerous scientific papers published in various peer reviewed journals and delivered lectures both in Poland and abroad.

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Phillip Mattson

Dr Phill Matson has extensive experience and expertise in reproductive technology with a particular focus on andrology, endocrinology, and procedures using patient and donor gametes and embryos. He has been the Scientific Director in fertility clinics both in the UK and Australia, and is currently the Principal Scientist at Fertility North here in Western Australia. While in the UK, he became the first Consultant Clinical Scientist with full IVF responsibility in the National Health Service, being formally equivalent to a medical specialist. In addition to his work as a clinical scientist, he helped establish the Reproductive Biology Unit at Perth Zoo.Phill was the inaugural Chair of the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) and was recently accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology in the Specialty of Clinical Embryology. In the UK he was instrumental in establishing the world’s first External Quality Assurance Program for andrology and later helped create the External Quality Assurance Schemes for Reproductive Medicine in Australia. He has served on the committees of various professional bodies including the British Andrology Society, British Fertility Society, Fertility Society of Australia, Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT), the Endocrine and Reproductive Biology Society of WA and the NHMRC Embryo Research Licensing Committee. He is currently the Chair of the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC).

Jean Marc Mayenga

Doctor Jean Marc Mayenga – a gynecologist and obstetrician, specialist in the field of reproductive medicine and surgery. He practices in the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproduction. Man at the Hospital Hospitalier des Quatre Villes Hospital in Saint-Cloud, France.He graduated in medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Liège (Belgium) in 1985. His main interests are: ministerial support for assisted reproduction techniques, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, early pregnancy, surgery, ethics.Dr Marenga cooperates with GIERAF (Groupement Interafricain d’Etudes et de Recherche Appliquée à la Fertilité). He is a mentor of the CAM-TAM project initiated by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation to reduce maternal and fetal mortality in Tanzania. He actively participated in the 3-year cooperation program initiated by prof. Szamatowicz and Jean Cohen between France and Poland in the field of reproductive medicine. Dr. Marenga taught at the Midwifery School of C.M.C Foch (Suresnes) in 1997-2007, lecturing at the master’s degree in biology at the Paris University of Descartes.

Enda Mcveigh

Prof Enda Mcveigh is holding the postion of Associate Professor and Consultant and Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, UK.He was one of the Foundering Partners of an IVF clinic network (Reproductive Partnership) which is now the largest in the UK. Working with Stephen Kennedy, he facilitated the development of the now very successful MSC course in Reproductive Medicine which is closely linked to the IVF facility. Prof Mcveigh’s research has been mostly based in Reproductive Medicine and Endometriosis, as well as ovarian tissue cryopreservation for pre-pubertal and adolescent girls and also supporting the Endometriosis research activity.

Rina Meidan

Professor of reproductive endocrinology since 2005 at the Faculty of Sciences oAnimals at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem at Rehovot inIsrael. Her research in the field of reproductive endocrinology aremainly focused on the corpus luteum.Ph.D. – Weizmann Scientific Institute, Rehovot Israel-1987M.Sc. – The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel -1978B.Sc. – Ilan University Bar, Kiryat Ono, Israel-1975

Tanyia Milachich

Senior clinical embryologist in obstetrics and gynecology hospital „Dr. Shterev „. She obtained a PhD in biological sciences in the field of embryology in 2010 at the Medical University of Sofia. He works as a biologist – embryologist at SAGBAL „Dr. Shterev „- Medical Center” Reproductive health „- in the in vitro fertilization department (from March 2000). He is currently the head of the in vitro fertilization and androgenology department at SAGBAL „Dr. Shterev „(since 2010). Her professional interests: cryopreservation of preimplant gametes and embryos, IVF, preimplantation diagnosis, epigenetics. Since 2011, he is the younger deputy at SIG Reproductive Genetics at ESHRE and a member of the National Representative Committee of Bulgaria (CNR) at ESHRE.

Micheline Misrahi-Abadou

Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Faculty of Medicine at the Paris-Sud University in Paris. Her interests focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms in reproductive and thyroid endocrinology, nuclear receptors, membrane receptors, infertility genetics, and primary ovarian failure. Author of over 100 publications. Her main work is published in Science, Nature, PNAS, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA. Over 6,000 citations.

Laure C. Morin-Papunen

Laure Morin-Papunen works as an associate professor and head of the Department of In Vitro Fertilization and Gynecological Endocrinology at the University Hospital in Oulu, Finland. She is the lead researcher in the polycystic ovary syndrome research group at Northern Finnish Cohorts 86 and 66. She was the project manager and researcher initiating the Finnish, multicenter RC study on the impact of metformin treatment on female PCOS infertility. The main goal of her current research is the long-term effects of polycystic ovary syndrome on fertility, cardiovascular risk factors and the risk of glucose metabolism disorders.

Monica Muratori

Monica Muratori is an assistant at the Faculty of Experimental, Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Florence in Italy. The latest directions of her research include: sperm DNA fragmentation, sperm protein modifications. She is the author of 60 articles in international scientific journals and 11 chapters in national and international books. He is the deputy editor of the journal Human Reproduction, a member of the editorial team of the journal Andrology (from January 2016).

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Raoul Orvieto

Raoul Orvieto is a full professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ben-Gurion and director of the Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization Department at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Specializes in fertility, obstetrics and gynecology. He is the author and co-author of over 150 publications in domestic and foreign magazines. His scientific interests include various aspects of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH), the role of GnRH analogs, specifically GnRH agonists as compared to antagonists in COH in in vitro fertilization and various aspects of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS): pathophysiology, prediction, prevention and its relationship to inflammatory reaction.

Jean Marc Mayenga

Doctor Jean Marc Mayenga – a gynecologist and obstetrician, specialist in the field of reproductive medicine and surgery. He practices in the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproduction. Man at the Hospital Hospitalier des Quatre Villes Hospital in Saint-Cloud, France.He graduated in medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Liège (Belgium) in 1985. His main interests are: ministerial support for assisted reproduction techniques, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, early pregnancy, surgery, ethics.Dr Marenga cooperates with GIERAF (Groupement Interafricain d’Etudes et de Recherche Appliquée à la Fertilité). He is a mentor of the CAM-TAM project initiated by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation to reduce maternal and fetal mortality in Tanzania. He actively participated in the 3-year cooperation program initiated by prof. Szamatowicz and Jean Cohen between France and Poland in the field of reproductive medicine. Dr. Marenga taught at the Midwifery School of C.M.C Foch (Suresnes) in 1997-2007, lecturing at the master’s degree in biology at the Paris University of Descartes.

Enda Mcveigh

Prof Enda Mcveigh is holding the postion of Associate Professor and Consultant and Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, UK.He was one of the Foundering Partners of an IVF clinic network (Reproductive Partnership) which is now the largest in the UK. Working with Stephen Kennedy, he facilitated the development of the now very successful MSC course in Reproductive Medicine which is closely linked to the IVF facility. Prof Mcveigh’s research has been mostly based in Reproductive Medicine and Endometriosis, as well as ovarian tissue cryopreservation for pre-pubertal and adolescent girls and also supporting the Endometriosis research activity.

Rina Meidan

Professor of reproductive endocrinology since 2005 at the Faculty of Sciences oAnimals at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem at Rehovot inIsrael. Her research in the field of reproductive endocrinology aremainly focused on the corpus luteum.Ph.D. – Weizmann Scientific Institute, Rehovot Israel-1987M.Sc. – The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel -1978B.Sc. – Ilan University Bar, Kiryat Ono, Israel-1975

Tanyia Milachich

Senior clinical embryologist in obstetrics and gynecology hospital „Dr. Shterev „. She obtained a PhD in biological sciences in the field of embryology in 2010 at the Medical University of Sofia. He works as a biologist – embryologist at SAGBAL „Dr. Shterev „- Medical Center” Reproductive health „- in the in vitro fertilization department (from March 2000). He is currently the head of the in vitro fertilization and androgenology department at SAGBAL „Dr. Shterev „(since 2010). Her professional interests: cryopreservation of preimplant gametes and embryos, IVF, preimplantation diagnosis, epigenetics. Since 2011, he is the younger deputy at SIG Reproductive Genetics at ESHRE and a member of the National Representative Committee of Bulgaria (CNR) at ESHRE.

Micheline Misrahi-Abadou

Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Faculty of Medicine at the Paris-Sud University in Paris. Her interests focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms in reproductive and thyroid endocrinology, nuclear receptors, membrane receptors, infertility genetics, and primary ovarian failure. Author of over 100 publications. Her main work is published in Science, Nature, PNAS, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA. Over 6,000 citations.

Laure C. Morin-Papunen

Laure Morin-Papunen works as an associate professor and head of the Department of In Vitro Fertilization and Gynecological Endocrinology at the University Hospital in Oulu, Finland. She is the lead researcher in the polycystic ovary syndrome research group at Northern Finnish Cohorts 86 and 66. She was the project manager and researcher initiating the Finnish, multicenter RC study on the impact of metformin treatment on female PCOS infertility. The main goal of her current research is the long-term effects of polycystic ovary syndrome on fertility, cardiovascular risk factors and the risk of glucose metabolism disorders.

Monica Muratori

Monica Muratori is an assistant at the Faculty of Experimental, Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Florence in Italy. The latest directions of her research include: sperm DNA fragmentation, sperm protein modifications. She is the author of 60 articles in international scientific journals and 11 chapters in national and international books. He is the deputy editor of the journal Human Reproduction, a member of the editorial team of the journal Andrology (from January 2016).

Francesca E. Duncan

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). She has over 15 years of experience in reproductive biology and has trained with leaders in the field of gamete and ovarian biology, including Carmen J. Williams, MD, PhD and Richard M. Schultz, PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD at Northwestern University. Her independent laboratory is focused on understanding the cellular mechanisms of how aging – both physiologic and iatrogenic – impacts reproductive potential at the levels of the gamete and ovary. Dr. Duncan is an active member of the Oncofertility Consortium spearheaded by Dr. Woodruff. Since 2009, she has co-authored >20 publications on fertility preservation-related topics with Dr. Woodruff. In addition, she and Dr. Woodruff co-authored the first chapter on Fertility Preservation in the revered medical textbook: Yen and Jaffe’s Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Duncan serves as the Basic Science Subgroup Leader of the Oncofertility Consortium’s National Physicians Cooperative. In addition, she is the Principal Investigator of a pilot project funded through the Center for Reproductive Health After Disease focused on radiation therapy and the extra-follicular ovarian microenvironment.

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