is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the medical school and University Hospital of Montpelier, France. He is also Chair of the Reproductive Biology Department and Chair of the assisted reproductive technology/pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (ART/ PGD) division at Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital, Montpellier.
He also holds the post of Director at the INSERM U1230, heading the Early Embryonic Development and Human Pluripotency programme, which aims to understand the early embryonic development of the egg to the blastocyst stage. He is a member of the French National AIDS Council and President of the French National University Council of Reproductive Medicine and Medical Gynecology. Professor Hamamah’s research interests include gene expression profiles of human cumulus–oocyte complexes, non-invasive oocyte and embryo biomarkers, controlled ovarian stimulation protocols and endometrial receptivity.
Professor Hamamah has published widely, with more than 165 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 54 book chapters and 10 books. He has been invited to speak at more than 350 national and international meetings, and has been awarded several prestigious prizes, including the Prix de la Société d’Andrologie de Langue Française in 1991, Prix de l’International Society of Andrology in 1993, Prix de la Société Française pour l’Etude de la Fertilité in 1993, and the Lauréat Fondation Aventis in 2002.