Athina Karamouza

Topic: Technical aspects of ART: Oocyte retrieval, Sperm preparation, Fertilization, Embryo culture


• M. Med. Sci. in Assisted Reproduction Technology, Nottingham University (UK)
• Graduate Degree in Biology, Aristotle University, Greece, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Genetics

Work experience

• 2019 – Senior Clinical Embryologist, ESHRE certified
FIVI Fertility and IVF Center, European Interbalkan Medical Center
• 2011-2019- Senior Clinical Embryologist, ESHRE certified
THESSALONIKI IVF and Infertility Center
• 2008-2011- Clinical Embryologist, ACE certified
Assisted Conception Unit, Jessop Wings, Sheffield UK
• 2007- Trainee Biologist in Microbiology Laboratory
Εuromedica Blue Cross Medical Center, Thessaloniki, GR

International certifications

• 2019 ESHRE certification Senior Clinical Embryologist
• 2012 ESHRE certification Clinical Embryologist
• 2011 ACE postgraduate diploma Clinical Embryologist, Association of Clinical Embryologists UK

Laboratory skills/ Quality management

• Highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of embryology and andrology techniques since 2007
• Expertise in PGT embryo biopsy/ tubing and patient consultation
• Expertise in Laboratory Quality control (ISO 9001 /EN 15224).
• Internal Auditor for ISO 14000 and ISO 9001
• Responsible for Surrogacy program in FIVI center
• Experience in setting up and supervising a new IVF laboratory (FIVI)


• GREEK Native
• ENGLISH Fluent
• ITALIAN Intermediate (B2)
• FRENCH Intermediate (B2)
• RUSIAN Intermediate (B1)


• Greek Community of Clinical Embryologists (PEKE)
• European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
• Panhellenic Union of Bioscientists (PEB)

Oral presentations • Oral presentation ” Surrogacy in Greece” European Interbalkan Medical Center Thessaloniki 2016
• Oral presentation “Culture media: Single versus one-step” ELEYIA Athens 2015
• Oral presentation ” Double embryo transfer in patients with previous failed IVF attempts” Karamouza A., Tzafetas M., Bousiaki E., Kyrou. P. ELEYIA Athens 2013
• Oral presentation “An ongoing study on the effectiveness of two-step (consecutive) embryo transfers” RCOG Athens 2011
• Poster Presentation “Blastocyst thaw data” Karamouza A., Clarke H., Saxton J., Winstone L., Osemeikhian O., Cutting R. Fertility Conference, Dublin Ireland 2011

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