Dr. Laura Rienzi
IVF Laboratory Director – Dr. Laura Rienzi
Senior Clinical Embryologist, Laboratory Director at the GENERA Centres for Reproductive Medicine in Rome, Marostica, Umbertide and Naples, Italy, Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology in Assisted Reproduction, Faculty of Biology at the University of Urbino, Italy
Laura Rienzi obtained her biological degree magna cum laude at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ in 1993. She was Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Hôpital Necker in Paris, France in 1994 and Laboratory Director at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine of the European Hospital in Rome, Italy from 1996-2007. She also obtained a II Level Master in “Reproductive Medicine” at the University of Padua. From 2000-2004 she was adjunct Professor of Clinical Embryology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Perugia, and was elected President of the Italian Society of Embryology Reproduction and Research in 2014. In 2008 she founded, together with Dr. Filippo Maria Ubaldi, the GENERA Centres for Reproductive Medicine where she is the Laboratory Director of 4 centres in Italy. Since 2016 she is adjunct Professor of Biotechnology in Assisted Reproduction, Faculty of Biology at the University of Urbino, Italy
Her interests include in vitro fertilization, ICSI, studies of human gametes, zygote and embryo morphology in relation to their developmental ability, and chromosomal constitution, as well as the cryopreservation of sperm, oocytes and embryos.
She is author and co-author of 110 original research papers and reviews, and of 29 book chapters.
She is internationally recognized for her expertise in human clinical embryology and research as evidenced by invitations to speak at national and international scientific meetings (more than 200).
She is involved in different Academic Activities. She has supervised B.Sc students and a PhD student to successful completion. She is currently involved in tutoring and teaching activities for various Italian Universities.
She has also held editorial positions: Associate Editor of Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Fertility and Sterility, and Focus on Reproduction. She has been member of the Scientific Board of GFMER Global Consultation on WHO Infertility Guidelines: Addressing evidence-based guidance on infertility diagnosis, management and treatment. Today she is Associate Editor of Human Reproduction Update.