Evelyn HuhnFebruary 20, 2017
Hanns HelmerJuly 10, 2017
Björn Heindryckx, Belgium
Principle Investigator, Ghent-Fertility and Stem cell Team (G-FaST), Department for Reproductive Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, BELGIUM. Professor at Ghent University. PhD in 2006: “Experimental contribution to infertility research: Artificial gametes and assisted oocyte activation”. Currently promoter/co-promoter of 9 PhD students. Coordinator of Special Interest Group of Stem Cells of ESHRE / Co-founder of the Belgian Society for Stem Cell Research (BeSSCR). Author and co-author of 64 A1 publications.
Main topics of research: Early lineage segregation in mouse and human / Mouse and human embryonic stem cell derivation / Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into germ cells / Failed fertilisation after ICSI & the oocyte activation mechanism / Oocyte maturation arrest / Techniques to overcome mitochondrial disease transmission / Non-invasive techniques of gamete & embryo selection / Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screeniong using next generation sequencing.