Edgardo SomiglianaAugust 3, 2017
Andrew ShennanApril 12, 2018
Johan EJ Smitz, Belgium
Professor Johan EJ Smitz (MD, PhD)
is based at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRG) at the Free University Brussels (VUB), Belgium. Dr Smitz graduated as M.D. in 1980 and obtained his specialty in Clinical Biochemistry/Radio-Isotopes after 5 years. Johan sub-specialised in Reproductive Medicine and got his PhD in 1993 at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine of VUB. Dr Smitz also holds a degree in Andrology from the University Pierre et Marie Curie- Paris VI. He became Professor of Endocrine Physiology and Reproductive Medicine in 1997 at the same institution. He heads also the Follicle Biology (FOBI) Research Laboratory made up of 12 scientists. His main activities are directed towards the implementation of basic techniques related to ovarian and oocyte biology from his research laboratory (FOBI) into the clinical activities of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRG). Prof Smitz has a high publication output with 63 full-referred publications over the past 5 years and >300 publications over his career.