Season 1, Episode 3 - Human Assisted Reproduction
Updated: Feb 2, 2022
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All the important links, repro news and guest bios from this month's episode
Dr Mark Green
Deputy Scientific Director of Monash IVF Victoria, Associate Professor and Group Leader, as well as Director of Teaching & Learning, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
Mark completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham in the UK, before undertaking a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri, USA. He then moved to New Zealand, to be the inaugural Maurice Paykel Fellow at The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland and subsequently, the inaugural Fertility Associates Fellow, working closely with New Zealand’s largest human fertility clinic, to ascertain the effects of reproductive technologies on the phenotype and health of IVF children. During this time, Mark also held a joint appointment as a senior scientist studying the health of cloned animals with AgResearch Ltd. In 2011 Mark was recruited as the Merck Serono Lecturer in Reproductive Biology and group leader in the School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne. Alongside this in 2019, Mark started as the Deputy Scientific Director of Victoria for Monash IVF. In 2020, Mark was promoted to an Associate Professor and inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Reproductive Biology (SRB), due to his sustained research contributions, involvement and achievements in the area of reproductive biology.
Mark has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, with his research frequently featured in the media. He has founded two start-up companies to commercialise his patents in microfluidic sperm sorting technologies. Mark has received national research awards and sits on numerous committees and scientific boards in the reproductive biology discipline. He has successfully secured greater than $11 million in research funding and currently holds NHMRC and ARC research grants. His research focusses on understanding how environmental factors, such as endocrine disruptors, light pollution and heat stress, as well as assisted reproductive technologies affect gamete quality, early embryo development and offspring health.
Early Career Researcher Spotlight
Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Hons) and is currently a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, studying the dynamics of pre-implantation blastocyst development, endometrial signalling and implantation. After completing her PhD, Kathryn will move into a research embryologist position with Melbourne IVF, giving her the opportunity to work in the clinic and continue her research.
Upcoming conferences and abstract deadlines
17th - 20th of October 2021, Baltimore, Maryland
Abstract submissions closed
Australian Reproduction Update
25th - 26th of November 2021, Melbourne, VIC
Abstract submissions due by 17th of September
Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand
Start-up Training in Assisted Reproductive Technology (START)'
27-28th of November 2021
Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Brighton Le Sands, NSW
Upcoming awards and grants
SRF Academic Scholarships
Applications due by 11th of October
Paper of the month
CRISPs Function to Boost Sperm Power Output and Motility
Links to other information about Human Assisted Reproduction
Your IVF Success (https://www.yourivfsuccess.com.au/)
This Australian Government-funded website provides clear and trusted information on IVF options for couples and where to go for more information. It also includes an online tool to help estimate your chances of having a baby using IVF, based on data collected from women who have undergone IVF in Australian clinics (generated by Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database ANZARD)
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