Katerina Chatzimeletiou

Katerina Chatzimeletiou is an Associate Professor in Embryology and Genetics in assisted reproduction and Head of the IVF/ PGD Laboratory at the Unit for Human Reproduction of the 1st Department of Obstetrics/ Gynaecology of the Aristotle University Medical School at Papageorgiou General Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. She trained and worked in England for 14 years. She studied BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences at the University of Essex, U.K., MSc in Human Reproductive Biology with Distinction at Imperial College School of Medicine, London, U.K and PhD in Preimplantation Genetics and Embryology, at the University of Leeds, U.K. under studentship by the Foetal Medicine Foundation, London, U.K. She received training in clinical embryology prenatal and preimplantation genetics in London at Hammersmith Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, ΤDL and in Leeds at LGI-The Leeds Teaching Hospitals. She was the Molecular Cytogenetic Laboratory Manager at the London Bridge Fertility, Gynaecology and Genetics Centre and holds a clinical Embryo Biopsy License by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA U.K.). She participated in the TV programme Τhe Human Body, produced by BBC and received the distinction award of clinical-laboratory work and novel methods and techniques from the Aristotle University for performing the world’s first cytoskeletal analysis of human embryos following vitrification. She has several publications in renowned Fertility and Genetics Journals- often as Front Cover Publications. Her research interests include preimplantation genetics, vitrification and stem cells.

Efstratios M. Kolibianakis

Concise curriculum vitae

Professor Kolibianakis got his Medical Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1991), and his MSc in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research (2002) and PhD on the optimization of GnRH antagonist stimulation (2004) from the Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University in Belgium. He also has an MSc in Healthcare Management from the School of Social Sciences at the Greek Open University (2014).

Professor Kolibianakis has published several chapters in books, 165 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (PUBMED, 5/2020), has 7470 citations (SCOPUS, 5/2020) and a Hirsch Index of 50 (SCOPUS, 5/2020). Professor Kolibianakis has given more than 200 lectures at international meetings and has been on the editorial boards of Human Reproduction (2005-2009), BJOG (2017-2020), RBMOnline (2009-present), Fertility-Sterility (2011-present) and F&S Science (2020).

He has served as the the coordinator of the Special Interest Group Reproductive Endocrinology (SIG RE) of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) (2013-2015), as  the Chair of Special Interest Groups Committee of ESHRE(2017-2019) and he is currently past chair of the Special Interest Groups Committee of ESHRE.

Professor Kolibianakis is the Head of the Unit for Human Reproduction at the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the director of the executive committee for the postgraduate training programs (MSc) in “Human Reproduction ” (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

Email: stratis.kolibianakis (@) gmail.com