Dr. Roberta Maggiulli



2004- 2009

PhD in Clinical Biochemistry “magna cum laude”, University of Parma, Italy.


Master Degree in Medical Biotechnologies, University of Parma, Italy .


Degree in Biotechnology (Graduation Mark: 108/110), University of Parma, Italy.




March 2010 – today

Lab supervisor, Senior clinical embryologist at the Center for Reproductive Medicine (Clinical director: Dr. FM Ubaldi; Laboratory director: Dr. Laura Rienzi), Genera, Valle Giulia Clinic, Rome, Italy.

Teaching activity at University of Urbino, Italy.

Teaching activity at FertySchool, Training and Development, Rome.

June 2010 – September 2017

Laboratory director at Clinical Analysis Laboratory of Valle Giulia Clinic, Rome, Italy

February 2009- February 2010

Research Staff Associate at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CRMI) of Weill Cornell Medical College (Director: Dr. GD Palermo), New York, NY.

February 2008-February 2009

Clinical embryologist at the Center for Reproductive Medicine (Clinical director: Dr. FM Ubaldi; Laboratory director: Dr.Laura Rienzi ), Genera, Valle Giulia Clinic, Rome, Italy.

January 2005- January 2008

Laboratory and Research activity at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatology (Director: Dr. GB. Nardelli), University of Parma, Italy.



2004-today: Member of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology).

2008-today: Member of SIERR (Italian Society of Embryology, Reproduction and Research)

2013- today: Member of SIFES (Italian Society of Fertility and Sterility)

June 2010: ESHRE Senior Embryologist Certification




33. Gemma Fabozzi, Benedetta Iussig, Danilo Cimadomo, Alberto Vaiarelli, Roberta Maggiulli, Nicolò Ubaldi, Filippo Maria Ubaldi and Laura Rienzi, “The Impact of Unbalanced Maternal Nutritional Intakes on Oocyte Mitochondrial Activity: Implications for Reproductive Function”, Antioxidants 2021, 10, 91. https://doi.org/ 10.3390/antiox10010091 – Received: 30 November 2020 Accepted: 7 January 2021 Published: 11 January 2021


32. Gemma Fabozzi, Laura Albricci, Danilo Cimadomo, Maria Giulia Amendola, Federica Sanges, Roberta Maggiulli, Filippo Maria Ubaldi, Laura Rienzi, “Blastulation rates of sibling oocytes in two IVF culture media: an evidence-based workflow to implement newly commercialized products”, RBMO Reproductive Published:November 04, 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.10.017

31. Roberta Maggiulli, Adriano Giancani, Gemma Fabozzi, Lisa Dovere, Luisa Tacconi, Maria Giulia Amendola, Danilo Cimadomo, Filippo Maria Ubaldi, Laura Rienzi, “Assessment and management of the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in an IVF laboratory”, RBMO – Published: June 27, 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.06.017

30. Fabozzi G, Cimadomo D, Maggiulli R, Vaiarelli A, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. Which key performance indicators are most effective in evaluating and managing an in vitro fertilization laboratory? Fertil Steril. 2020 Jul;114(1):9-15.

29. Laura Rienzi L., Cimadomo D., Maggiulli R., Vaiarelli A., Dusi L., Buffo L., Amendola MG, Colamaria S., Giuliani M., Bruno G., Stoppa M., Ubaldi FM. Definition of a clinical strategy to enhance the efficacy, efficiency and safety of egg donation cycles with imported vitrified oocytes. Human Reproduction, Volume 35, Issue 4, April 2020, 785–795.

28. Maggiulli R, Cimadomo D, Fabozzi G, Papin L., Dovere L.,  Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. The effect of ICSI-related procedural timings and operators on the outcome. Hum Reprod. 2020 Jan 1;35(1):32-43.


27. Maggiulli R, Giancani A, Cimadomo D, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. Human Blastocyst Biopsy and Vitrification. J Vis Exp. 2019 Jul 26;(149)

26. Cimadomo D, Soscia D, Vaiarelli A, Maggiulli R, Capalbo A, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. Looking past the appearance: a comprehensive description of the clinical contribution of poor-quality blastocysts to increase live birth rates during cycles with aneuploidy testing. Hum Reprod. 2019 Jul 8;34(7):1206-1214.

25. Ubaldi FM, Cimadomo D, Vaiarelli A, Fabozzi G, Venturella R, Maggiulli R, Mazzilli R, Ferrero S, Palagiano A, Rienzi L. Advanced Maternal Age in IVF: Still a Challenge? The Present and the Future of Its Treatment. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Feb 20;10:94.

24. Iussig B, Maggiulli R, Fabozzi G, Bertelle S, Vaiarelli A, Cimadomo D, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. A brief history of oocyte cryopreservation: Arguments and facts. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2019 May;98(5):550-558. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13569. Epub 2019 Mar 25. Review.


23. Cimadomo D, Capalbo A, Levi-Setti PE, Soscia D, Orlando G, Albani E, Parini V, Stoppa M, Dovere L, Tacconi L, Ievoli E, Maggiulli R, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. Associations of blastocyst features, trophectoderm biopsy and other laboratory practice with post-warming behavior and implantation. Hum Reprod. 2018 Nov 1;33(11):1992-2001.

22. Cimadomo D, Scarica C, Maggiulli R, Orlando G, Soscia D, Albricci L, Romano S, Sanges F, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. Continuous embryo culture elicits higher blastulation but similar cumulative delivery rates than sequential: a large prospective study. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Jul;35(7):1329-1338. doi: 10.1007/s10815-018-1195-4. Epub 2018 May 3.


21. Capalbo A, Treff N, Cimadomo D, Tao X, Ferrero S, Vaiarelli A, Colamaria S, Maggiulli R, Orlando G, Scarica C, Scott R, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. Abnormally fertilized oocytes can result in healthy live births: improved genetic technologies for preimplantation genetic testing can be used to rescue viable embryos in in vitro fertilization cycles. Fertil Steril. 2017 Sep 15.

20. Rienzi L, Gracia C, Maggiulli R, LaBarbera AR, Kaser DJ, Ubaldi FM, Vanderpoel S, Racowsky C. Oocyte, embryo and blastocyst cryopreservation in ART: systematic  review and meta-analysis comparing slow-freezing versus vitrification to produce  evidence for the development of global guidance. Hum Reprod Update. 2017 Mar 1;23(2):139-155.


19. Forte M, Faustini F, Maggiulli R, Scarica C, Romano S, Ottolini C, Farcomeni A, Palagiano A, Capalbo A, Ubaldi FM, Rienzi L. Electronic witness system in IVF-patients perspective. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2016 Sep;33(9):1215-22.

18. Cimadomo D, Ubaldi FM, Capalbo A, Maggiulli R, Scarica C, Romano S, Poggiana C, Zuccarello D, Giancani A, Vaiarelli A, Rienzi L. Failure mode and effects analysis of witnessing protocols for ensuring traceability during PGD/PGS cycles. Reprod Biomed Online. 2016 Sep;33(3):360-9.

17. Capalbo A, Ubaldi FM, Cimadomo D, Maggiulli R, Patassini C, Dusi L, Sanges F,  Buffo L, Venturella R, Rienzi L. Consistent and reproducible outcomes of blastocyst biopsy and aneuploidy screening across different biopsy practitioners: a multicentre study involving 2586 embryo biopsies. Hum Reprod. 2016 Jan;31(1):199-208.


16. Rienzi L, Bariani F, Dalla Zorza M, Romano S, Scarica C, Maggiulli R, Nanni Costa A, Ubaldi FM. Failure mode and effects analysis of witnessing protocols for ensuring traceability during IVF. Reprod Biomed Online. 2015 Oct;31(4):516-22.

15. Ubaldi FM, Capalbo A, Colamaria S, Ferrero S, Maggiulli R, Vajta G, Sapienza F, Cimadomo D, Giuliani M, Gravotta E, Vaiarelli A, Rienzi L. Reduction of multiple pregnancies in the advanced maternal age population after implementation of an elective single embryo transfer policy coupled with enhanced embryo selection: pre- and post-intervention study. Hum Reprod. 2015 Sep;30(9):2097-106.

14. Rienzi L, Capalbo A, Stoppa M, Romano S, Maggiulli R, Albricci L, Scarica C, Farcomeni A, Vajta G, Ubaldi FM. No evidence of association between blastocyst aneuploidy and morphokinetic assessment in a selected population of poor-prognosis patients: a longitudinal cohort study. Reprod Biomed Online. 2015 Jan;30(1):57-66.


13. Capalbo A, Rienzi L, Cimadomo D, Maggiulli R, Elliott T, Wright G, Nagy ZP, Ubaldi FM. Correlation between standard blastocyst morphology, euploidy and implantation: an observational study in two centers involving 956 screened blastocysts. Hum Reprod. 2014 Jun;29(6):1173-81.


12. Maggiulli R., Rienzi L., and Ubaldi F. “Oocyte insemination and culture” in “In vitro Fertilization. A comprehensive guide” Edited by Ginsburg, Racowsky. Springer Media New York 2013


11. Laura Rienzi, Roberta Maggiulli and Filippo Ubaldi “Oocyte Denuding” Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices, Springer, 2012

10. L. Parmegiani,  R. Maggiulli, M. Menegazzo, T. Ebner Efficiency and safety of human reproductive cell and tissue vitrification. J.Reprod Stem Cell Biotechnology, 3 (1):22-40, 2012

9. Maggiulli Roberta, Laura Rienzi e Filippo Ubaldi “Aneuploidie dell’embrione e qualità della blastocisti” in Riproduzione e sessualità: dalla sperimentazione alla clinica Atti del XXVII Congresso in Medicina della Riproduzione, Abano Terme 2012


8. Palermo G.D., Hu J., Rienzi L., Maggiulli R., Takeuchi T., Yoshida A., Tanaka A., Kusunoki H., Watanabe S., Neri Q.V., and Rosenwaks Z “Thoughts on IMSI”, Biennial review of Infertility, 2011

7. Capalbo A, Rienzi L, Buccheri M, Maggiulli R, Sapienza F, Romano S, Colamaria S, Iussig B, Giuliani M, Palagiano A, Ubaldi F. The worldwide frozen embryo reservoir: methodologies to achieve optimal results. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Mar;1221:32-9.


6. Neri Q., Maggiulli R., Monahan D., Ermolovich E., Veeck L., Ronsenwaks Z. and Palermo GD. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. Male Infertility, Cambridge press, 2010

5. Neri Q., Maggiulli R., Ronsenwaks Z. and Palermo GD. Rischi di malformazioni congenite, aberrazioni cromosomiche e di alterazioni dell’imprinting epigenetico dopo procreazione medicalmente assistita. La Medicina della riproduzione umana, CIC Edizioni Internazionali, 2010

4. Maggiulli R., Neri Q., Monahan D., Hu J., Takeuchi T, Rosenwaks Z. and Palermo GD. What to do when ICSI fails. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, 2010

3. Rienzi L, Romano S, Albricci L, Maggiulli R, Capalbo A, Baroni E, Colamaria S, Sapienza F, Ubaldi FM Embryo development of fresh versus vitrified metaphase II oocytes after ICSI: a prospective randomized sibling-oocyte study Human Reproduction 2010.


2. Romano S., Albricci L., Maggiulli R., Capalbo A., Baroni E., Colamaria S., Sapienza F., Ubaldi F. and Rienzi L. Embriologia: le novità. Repronews Anno 10 – N3 – Ottobre 2008

1. Albricci L., Romano S., Maggiulli R., Baroni E., Colamaria S., Ubaldi F., Rienzi L.
Iniezione intracitoplasmatica di spermatozoi morfologicamente selezionati ad alto ingrandimento: un aggiornamento della letteratura. Repronews 2008