Founders

Martine Nijs
PhD, M Sc, Bac Sc,
Sr Clinical Embryologist Research and Development Consultant, Embryolab, Thessaloniki, Greece
h-index: 16

Dr. Martine Nijs has been working in IVF for over 20 years as a senior clinical embryologist and IVF lab director. She obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. She is also an ESHRE accredited senior clinical embryologist. Research as well as delivering high quality laboratory work has always been one of her passions. This resulted in 17 peer reviewed publications as first author, five chapters in books, 52 publications as co-author and over a hundred invitations as speaker at national and international meetings. She has been actively involved in organising International Meetings, Workshops and one-to-one hands on workshops. Dr. Martine Nijs is member of the Faculty 1000 Research Editorial Board and ad hoc Board member of 9 international Journals in reproductive biology and fertility treatments. She is an active member of 6 professional societies. Dr. Martine Nijs is co-founder and Director of the Embryolab-Academy.


Alexia Chatziparasidou
M Clin Embryology, M Sc, Bac Sc,
Sr Clinical Embryologist, Laboratory Director Embryolab, Thessaloniki, Greece
h-index: 3

Mrs. Alexia Chatziparasidou is a clinical embryologist with long experience of more than 30,000 IVF cycles. Her scientific interests focus mainly on the application of modern fertility preservation techniques. She has also long experience on treating male subfertility, as well as on developing methods of co-culture with homologous endometrial cells. In 2007, Mrs Chatziparasidou completed her M Sc (Clinal Embryology with distinction at the University of Leeds, UK, SInce 2007 she is actively involved in preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening in couples at risk. In 2004, Mrs Chatziparasidou founded and has been the director of Embryolab, a modern state of art assisted reproduction unit. She is member of Alpha, the international society of Reproductive Scientists (alpha scientist), ESHRE, the European Society of Human Reproduction and the ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Mrs Chatziparasiou is co-founder and Director of the Embryolab-Academy.


Nikos Christoforidis
MRCOG, DFFP, Gyn & Obstet,
Fertility Specialist Clinical Director, Embryolab, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr Nicholas Christoforidis is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a subspesialisation in human reproduction and assisted reproduction techniques. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, since 2002. He has a special interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome and also in fertility preservation. He is the clinical director of Embryolab since 2004. Over the past few years he has supervised the implementation of evidence based guidelines in everyday medical practice and had a main contribution to quality assurance activities since the foundation of the unit. He has collaborated successfully with fellow physicians to produce patient friendly and highly effective ovarian stimulation protocols, with main emphasis on mild stimulation regimes. Dr. Nicholas Christoforidis is co-founder of the Embryolab-Academy.

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