Elisavet Chatziioannou

Topic: Embryo evaluation and selection for transfer. Fresh vs Frozen ET

My training

1997 Master of Science in Medical Genetics, with dinstiction, Medical School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
1996 Bachelor of Science in biomedical Sciences, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
Care activity 2020 Assistant Lab manager Embryology/Adrology FIVI IVF Unit, Thessaloniki
2013-2020 Lab manager Embryology/Andrology lab, Biogenesis IVF Unit, Thessaloniki
2001-2020 Biogenesis IVF Unit, Thessaloniki, Greece, Clinical Embryology, Adrology, In Vitro Fertilisation and Genetics
1999-2000 Dutch speaking Academic Hospital, and Free University of Brussels, In Vtro Fertilisation, Medical Genetics.
1997-1998 Ippokration General Hospital, Paediatrics Department, Cytogenetics, Prenatal Diagnosis.

International certifications/ memberships

2018 European Society of Human Reproduction, Senior Clinical Embryologist Certification
Member of European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE)
Member of Helenic Society of Clinical Emberyologists (ΠΕΚΕ)
Member of Helenic Society of Medical Genetists (ΣΙΓΕ)

Laboratory skills

Highly skilled in embryo and oocyte biopsy
Highly skilled in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
Experience in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis of chromosomal and monogenic diseases


1995 Basic technics in Electron microscopy and introduction to Human Corneal tissue, and Human Ovarian Histology. Histopathology department of Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
1995 Morphological Characterists of Bittner Carcinogenic Viruses, Histopathology department of Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
1996 Hyper microscopical study of Human Corneal Dystrophy, University of Sunderland (Undergraduate Thesis)
1997 Search for Familiar Oedematous Polyposis Coli causing genes, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (Postgraduate Thesis)
2001 Aneuploidy Detection and Segregation Study in Human oocytes and Polar Bodies by FISH Free, Dutch speaking University of Brussels
2004 Double consecutive embryo transfer of cleavage embryos and blastocysts, A’ Obstetrics and Gynecological clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
2005 Oocyte cryopreservation in different stages of maturity, 3rd Scientific Congress of Medical faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2005 Oocyte Freezing, Journal of Medical Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2006 Exposure Time to cryoprotectants influences oocyte survival rate, Journal of Biological Research.

Languages Greek (native)
English (fluent)
Contact me el.chatziioannou@interbalkan-hosp.gr
+ 30 2310 400 226