Controlled ovarian hyper-stimulation protocol and embryo euploidy rate – Orla Green, Clinical Embryologist, London Women’s Clinic, UK
Orla Green is a clinical embryologist working at London Women’s Clinic (LWC), Harley Street. She has recently completed the Scientist Training Programme at LWC after three years of study. During this Orla undertook a master’s in Clinical Science (Embryology), and has previously obtained a master’s in Reproductive and Developmental Biology from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree in Medical Science from the University of Birmingham.

A comparison of osmolality changes, during extended embryo culture between non-humidified EmbryoScope 8 (Vitrolife, Sweden) and humidified Geri (Merck, Germany) incubation systems – Megan Lockwood, Trainee Embryologist, CARE Fertility, UK
Megan Lockwood is a final year student on the Scientific Training Programme studying at Manchester Metropolitan University. Megan works at CARE Fertility in Sheffield where she has been based for the last four and a half years. Before working at CARE Fertility, she was at the University of Huddersfield where she accomplished her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. During her time at Huddersfield she completed a placement year with the reproduction and early development team at the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and it was here she became interested in the field of embryology.

Morphokinetic differences in cleavage patterns and blastulation between fresh and frozen oocytes; a retrospective analysis – Liliana Abreu, Embryologist, London Women’s Clinic, UK
Liliana Abreu is a clinical embryologist working at London Women’s Clinic (LWC). She graduated in Biology at the University of Porto in Portugal, after an internship in IVF in Spain she moved to the UK to work as an andrologist at LWC. She entered the Scientist Training Programme in 2019 where she completed a master’s in Clinical Science – Embryology.

Re-expansion profile predicts implantation potential in vitrified/warmed blastocysts — a retrospective timelapse study – Lydia Firminger, Trainee Clinical Embryologist, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UK
Lydia Firminger is currently in her final year of the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Coventry. After graduating from her masters (MMedSci) in Assisted Reproduction Technology with Distinction in 2014, Lydia worked as a research scientist at the Francis Crick Institute in London for five years where she contributed to numerous research projects working with both mouse and zebrafish embryos. Since joining the STP in 2019, Lydia has continued to develop her research interests alongside gaining her clinical embryology training and is delighted to be sharing the findings of her research at this year’s conference.

A reduction in 37°C incubation time during semen preparation for treatment benefits couples with older oocytes and poor-quality sperm samples – Katy Wagg, Trainee Embryologist, Hewitt Fertility Centre, UK
Katy Wagg is a clinical embryologist at The Hewitt Fertility Centre in Knutsford. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield, Katy was originally employed as an embryology practitioner by the Hewitt Fertility Centre, where she began the Scientist Training Programme (STP) in 2018. Katy recently completed her STP training and achieved a First Class Master’s degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Does artificial oocyte activation (AOA) affect blastocyst euploid rates? – Thomas Bamford, Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow, CARE Fertility, UK