Lecturers

Lecturers 2017-09-22T14:54:15+00:00

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David Morroll

Dr. Morroll has worked as a Clinical Embryologist since 1986, training in Manchester, where he also completed his PhD studies. He has since managed laboratories in a number of UK IVF units including those in Nottingham, London and Leeds, before joining ORIGIO a/s as Director of Embryology in November 2011. He served as Chair of the UK Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) and Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA), and was involved with several working groups, notably the HFEA Expert Group on Multiple Births after IVF. Dave has a keen interest in quality management, including ISO certification and External Quality Assurance. He has also consulted to IVF units in Malta, India, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe.

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Steven Fleming

Dr Fleming is an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney and Scientific Advisor to ORIGIO. Previously, he was the founding Scientific Director of Assisted Conception in Australia, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland. After completing his PhD in 1987, he undertook postdoctoral research at the North Shore Hospital in Sydney, and from 1993-1997 he was appointed Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nottingham in England, where he established the world’s first Master’s degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology with Dr Simon Fishel. From 1998-2008 Steven was the Scientific Director of Westmead Fertility Centre in Sydney and appointed Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sydney. He is the recipient of numerous research grants, and an author and editor of several books, book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. Steven’s research interests include cryopreservation, endometrial physiology, endometriosis, and oocyte maturation, amongst others.

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Martine Nijs

Dr. Nijs in an ESHRE accredited senior clinical embryologist, and co-founder, director and R&D consultant to the Embryolab Academy in Greece, and Scientific, IVF and Andrology Lab Director at Nij Geertgen IVF and Andrology Laboratories in the Netherlands. After obtaining her PhD in Medical Sciences at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, Martine has been working as a senior clinical embryologist and later as an IVF lab director. She is an author of numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters, and has presented hundreds of lectures as an invited speaker at meetings worldwide. She has been actively involved in organizing international conferences, workshops and one-to-one practical training. Martine is member of the Editorial Board Faculty 1000 Research, and ad hoc board member of 9 international journals, and an active member of 8 professional societies. Martine is supervising the Biopsy Technique courses for ORIGIO, and uses her keen interest in research and quality management to add great depth to her teachings.

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Lodovico Parmegiani

Dr. Parmegiani obtained his degree in Biology in 1996 at the University of Bologna, Italy, and his post-graduate specialization in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry in 2000 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He carried out his training as clinical embryologist at the Reproductive Endocrinology Center – S.Orsola Hospital in Bologna. Since 2002, Lodovico has been Laboratory Director at Reproductive Medicine Unit-GynePro Medical Centers in Bologna. In 2008 he received certification as Senior Clinical Embryologist from the European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE). He has published several papers on the efficiency, safety and limits of human oocyte cryopreservation. Lodovico’s current research interests are cryobiology, gamete selection and micromanipulation.

Colleen Lynch

Colleen Lynch MSc started working in the embryology field in 2004, following the completion of her undergraduate studies in Genetics and post graduate studies in Medical Genetics. She is currently working towards her PhD in Preimplantation Genetics under Professor Darren Griffin at the University of Kent. She joined
CooperGenomics™ full time in 2017 after working for 13 years both as a clinical embryologist and managing the Genesis Genetics Europe laboratory. Colleen has lectured on PGD and PGS at many international conferences and has co-authored a number of scientific papers and book chapters. She continues to run an ISO: 15189 accredited CooperGenomics laboratory in the UK, providing PGD and PGS to IVF clinics worldwide. She also teaches a trophectoderm biopsy and PGS course for ORIGIO, a CooperSurgical Fertility Company.

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