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Jacques Cohen, USA
Jacques Cohen, Ph.D.
is the Scientific Director of IVFonline/genX. He is also one of the founders of Reprogenetics, an independent PGD service based in the USA and director of Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories – an organization that promotes and conducts human fertilization and preimplantation research. He was trained in the 70s at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Holland as a Reproductive Scientist specialized in vitro fertilization and cryobiology. In 1982, after earning a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, he went to England and joined the team of Dr. Edwards and Steptoe, who were responsible for the first ever IVF birth. He moved to USA in 1985 and worked as laboratory director in several successful IVF clinics. He was the first to culture human embryos on a layer media and oil and was the first to apply micromanipulation techniques on eggs, sperm, and embryos. This led to the development and application of several methods that are now routine procedures worldwide. Dr. Cohen has authored more than 200 publications and several textbooks. He is the senior adjunct editor of Reproductive Biomedicine Online and the North-American editor of Zygote. He is associated with several laboratories involved in IVF and PGD both in Europe and the USA. His interests are embryonic viability, cryopreservation and developing tests and tools for IVF laboratories.