Embryologists are professionally recognised as Clinical Scientists, a highly qualified and highly trained medical professionals, who work hand-in-hand with various medical staff, especially your Fertility Specialist – to ensure infertile couples have the highest chance possible in conceiving their child through assisted reproductive techniques (ART). They are also one of the key members in an IVF centre.
- Maintaining the lab environment for the duration of the embryo’s stay in the lab
- Ensuring that the lab environment mimics that of a woman’s uterus
- Inseminating the eggs to create embryos
- Freezing sperm, eggs and embryos
- Grading and observing the embryos
- Embryo transfer into the woman’s uterus
- Performing laser biopsies on certain embryos to screen for genetic diseases
- Participates in continuing education to ensure that she is aware of any clinical developments in the field of embryology
The minimum qualification of an Embryologist is a bachelor degree in biological sciences, but almost every Embryologist at KL Fertility Centre possess a Master Degree in Clinical Embryology and the team is led by Associate Professor Deirdre Zander-Fox, Regional Scientific Director at Monash IVF Group and our Chief Embryologist with more than 18 years’ of experience in IVF.
Although parent-to-be don’t tend to spend a lot of one-on-one time with their Embryologist, they can be rest assured that our Embryologists are working hard behind the scenes to ensure the development of healthy embryos.