Research Laboratory in Human Reproduction, ULB

 

HEAD OF UNIT:

Isabelle DEMEESTERE, MD, PhD

Idemeest(at)ulb.ac.be

+32 2 555 6358

 

Group web page

 

MEMBERS:

 

Collaborator Scientific:

Anne DELBAERE, MD, PhD

Fabienne DEVREKER, MD, PhD

Eric GONZALES-MERINO

Wei-Hong ZHANG,MD

Michel DIKETE, MD

                                                                                                                                                                 

Postdoctoral Fellow:

Guiseppe Chiapparo, PhD

 

PhD Students:

Ornit GOLDRAT

Matteo LAMBERTIN

Virginie VAN LEEUW

Chrysanthi ALEXANDRI

Johanne GROSBOIS

Houyam HARDIZI

 

Technicians:

Geraldine VAN DEN STEEN

Julie DECHENE

 

PROJECTS:

 

1.     Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation

2.     Gonadotoxicity and pharmacological protection of the ovaries during chemotherapy

3.     In vitro culture and maturation of preantral and primordial follicles

4.     In vitro maturation and oocytes vitrification in human: efficiency and clinical implications

5.     Identification of candidate genes responsible for premature ovarian failure

6.     Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis by multiple Fluorescence in situ hybridization, (multi-FISH) and by molecular genetic techniques on in vitro human embryos: detection of aneuploidies, study of mosaicism and detection of monogenic disease.

7.     Production and cryopreservation of human embryonic stem cells. Comparison of their physiology during differentiation process to adult stem cells

8.     Center of perinatal epidemiology and epidemiological studies