Meta-analysis of endometrial transcriptomes – Evangeline Walker, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Evangeline Walker is currently a Clinical Embryology Trainee on the NHS Scientist Training Programme and works in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at Manchester University Foundation Trust. She is completing a MSc in Cellular Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Evangeline completed her BSc at the University of Leicester in Interdisciplinary Science, followed by an MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Medicine at the University of Sheffield.
Exploring the maximal [Ca2+]i potential in human sperm – Morven Dean, University of Dundee, UK
Human labelling of ICSI videos is time-consuming – AI is needed to help embryologists process data they do not have time for – Peter He, Apricity, UK
Peter He is a student at Imperial College London. Following a brief stint in the maritime world, Peter is now working on applying machine learning techniques to reproductive medicine.
Computer-assisted development of an algorithm to improve embryo selection – Mollie McGrane, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, UK
Mollie McGrane is a Clinical Embryologist, currently working at The Hewitt Fertility Centre in Knutsford. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds, Mollie completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction at the University of Leeds before embarking on the Scientist Training Programme (STP) in 2016. Mollie completed her STP training at Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridge.
Independent assessment of an artificial intelligence-based image analysis tool to predict fertilisation and blastocyst utilisation potential of oocytes, and comparison with ten expert embryologists – Dr Alison Campbell, CARE Fertility Group, UK
Dr Alison Campbell studied at Leicester, Nottingham and Kent Universities, specializing in assisted reproduction technology. She attained a PhD based in embryo selection utilising time lapse technology. Alison has held a senior embryology position with CARE Fertility since its inception in 1997 and is currently CARE’s Group Director of embryology. In this role Alison heads up twelve embryology teams with 100 embryologists, across the CARE Fertility Group in the UK and Ireland. Her current role involves driving standards, best practice and leading research and development across the sites, where embryology practice is aligned and continuous improvement a priority. Alison is an experienced clinical embryologist, a member of Alpha executive and several professional advisory boards, and a Diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists. Alison was responsible for the first clinical application of time-lapse microscopy in the UK and has published her work in this exciting area of assisted reproduction. Alison Campbell has a keen interest in automation in embryology and practices to learn from big data, such as artificial intelligence.
Self-reported occupational health issues of UK Embryologists and implications for clinical reproductive science practice – Dr Helen Priddle, ARCS, UK
Dr Helen Priddle gained a PhD in Molecular Biology in 1996 and established a career in academia, researching embryonic stem cells and publishing numerous papers in prestigious journals. She moved into Clinical Science as an Embryologist in 2006, and now publishes and reviews research in reproductive medicine, including a study on the Lesbian experience of fertility treatment in the UK. Helen was webmaster of the Association of Clinical Embryologists for 2 years and was appointed to Executive Committee, serving as Treasurer for a term of 3 years. She just recently passed her Part 2 examinations and will be admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in Feb 2021. She is an eternal student, gaining a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy in 2008 and has an interest in the emotional journey of patients. She is currently studying towards a Computing and IT degree with the Open University. Helen is passionate about diversity and inclusion