Born in Hungary 08-12-1963, obtained her MD in 1990 at the University of Florence, Italy. Specialist in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and PhD in Human Genetics (obtained at the Institute Pasteur/University Paris 7, France).
Senior Consultant at the Andrology Unit of the University Hospital of Florence, Italy
Associate Professor in Endocrinology at the Medical School of the University of Florence, Italy
Research group leader of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Andrology Unit of the University of Florence, Italy
In 1998 certified “Clinical Andrologist” of EAA
Principal international appointments:
-since 1999 Scheme organizer of the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN)-European Academy of Andrology (EAA) for the Molecular Diagnosis of Y-chromosomal Microdeletions.
-since 2002 Academician of the European Academy of Andrology
-since 2008 Chairperson of the Examination Committee of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) and Co-chair of the Educational Committee
-2004-2007 Associate Editor of “Human Reproduction”
-since 2004 Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Andrology”
-since 2007 Associate Editor of “SBiRM: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine”.
-since 2009 Treasurer of the International Society of Andrology (ISA)
Main research topics: 1990-1996: i) Sperm biology; ii) Development of sperm functional tests for assisted reproductive techniques; 1996-2013: i) Genetics of male infertility and cryptorchidism; ii) molecular biology of testis cancer iii) genetics of central hypogonadism; iv) epigenetics (DNA methylation) of human spermatozoa.
Author of 97 publications (88 with IF; 33 first author+19 last author); Tot. Impact Factor: 451.88; mean IF =5.1; H-index=43; “Top Italian Scientists” of the VIA-Academy
“Guest Editor”: i) Reproductive BioMedicine Online “Symposium on Genetic and epigenetic aspects of ART” (2008); ii) Asian Journal of Andrology special issue on “Clinical Male infertility” (2011)
“Invited Editorial”: i) Tyler-Smith C and Krausz C. The will-o’-the-wisp of genetics–hunting for theazoospermia factor gene. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 26;360(9); ii) Krausz C. An encore for the repeats: new insights into an old genetic variant. J.Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Mar;97(3):764-7.
-Regularly invited speaker to international congresses on the topic of “Genetics of male infertility”, Andrology, Reproductive Medicine: Plenary lecturer: i) “American Society of Andrology” (Philadelphia, USA, 2009); ii) “Japanese Society of Reproductive Medicine” (Kanazawa, Japan),
-Chairperson of Scientific Programme Organizing Committee of the EAA International Symposium on “Genetics of Male infertility: from genetics to clinic” (2003); Florence-Utah International Symposium on “Genetics of Male infertility” (2007, 2013)
-Director of the Workshop “Practical genetics in male infertility” 8th International Congress of Andrology (2005, Seoul, Korea)
-Member of the Scientific Programme Organizing Committee of the 9th International Congress of Andrology (Barcelona, Spain, 2009); 10th International Congress of Andrology (Melbourne, Australia, 2013)