Lodovico Parmegiani Italy

CURRICULUM VITAE: After a Master’s degree in Biology in 1996 at the University of Bologna, Italy, LodovicoParmegiani completed his postgraduate specialization (PhD) in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry in 2000 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. In 2008 he received certification as Senior Clinical Embryologist from the European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE). In his career he has developed and optimized devices and methods for clinical embryology and has published almost one hundred papers and book chapters in this field. His current research interests are cryobiology, gamete selection and micromanipulation. He is editor for many international scientific journals. He is member of the Executive Committee and the Scientific Director of Italian Embryology Society (SIERR). Lodo is a highly sought embryologist specialized in tutoring for handson workshops and he has organized and chaired many congresses, symposia, and workshops. Furthermore, he is consultant for IVF lab design, equipment and management. In addition, he is currently advisor for companies in the IVF field. He holds an international patent for: ”device and method for sterilizing liquid nitrogen by ultraviolet radiation”. He is currently the Laboratory Director at the Reproductive Medicine Unit, GynePro Medical Centers in Bologna, Italy. Areas of Expertise Vitrification, Cryobiology, Liquid Nitrogen sterilization, ICSI, IMSI, PICSI, sperm selection, hyaluronic acid