SP1E: Male fertility short papers including Iwan Lewis-Jones Prize

Optimising the alkalinisation protocol for patients with retrograde ejaculation Olivia Sandys, Clinical Andrologist, The Hewitt Fertility Centre, UK

Olivia Sandys is a Clinical Andrologist currently working at The Hewitt Fertility Centre in Liverpool. In 2021 she completed the NHS Scientist Training Programme in Andrology and was awarded with a distinction in MSc Cellular Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Olivia completed her MSci in 2018 at The University of Aberdeen in Human Embryology and Developmental Biology.

The impact of an AI sperm selection tool on ICSI outcomes – a validation study Jingyi Xie, Pre-registration Clinical Embryologist, Manchester Fertility, UK

Jingyi Xie graduated with a MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Biology from Imperial College London. She has previously been involved in research on sperm DNA fragmentation, and the roles of inflammatory cytokines in the reproductive tract. Jingyi began her career in fertility as an Andrologist at The Doctor’s Laboratory, and is now working as a Pre-registration Clinical Embryology at Manchester Fertility.

Eswary Ganesh, Postgraduate Student, University of Dundee, UK

Cost-effectiveness comparison of 95,034 cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and 30,667 cycles of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) using donor sperm 

Eswary Ganesh did her MSc in Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception at the University of Dundee. She is very passionate about embryology and fertility treatment. Currently, she has just started working as a trainee embryologist at IVF Center @ Medini, Malaysia. She is always looking forward to gaining more knowledge and skills in this field.

The impact of paternal diet on late gestation fetal heart gene expression in mice Afsaneh Khoshkerdar, PhD Student, University of Nottingham, UK

Afsaneh Khoshkerdar is a vet surgeon who received her qualification as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) – a first class degree at Tabriz University, Iran. She then pursued a Master of Medical Science in Assisted Reproduction Technology degree (2017-2018) with merit at Nottingham University, UK. After completing her Master’s in ART, she pursued her PhD in gynaecology and obstetrics at Nottingham University in (2019-2023). Currently she is in the thesis pending period of her PhD and she was conducting her research in Dr Watkins’s lab, investigating the impact of paternal diet on the maternal metabolic health during gestation.

Using SiD software to associate single spermatozoa motility patterns with ICSI outcomes, a multicentric retrospective study Alejandro Chavez Badiola, CEO, IVF 2.0 Ltd, UK