Catholic University of Louvain ? UCL
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and since my master and PhD thesis I have been working on preantral follicles. Initially, I focused on domestic animals, developing projects to safeguard native breeds from Brazil and Italy through the establishment of cryopreservation procedures for isolated follicles and ovarian tissue. Since 2007 I have been working with human preantral follicles. My major research interests have focused on human follicle isolation, cryopreservation, in-vitro culture and xenotransplantation. Additionally, I have been working with ovarian tissue engineering, biomaterials and nanobiotechnology.
Transplantation, biomaterials, tissue engineering, (bio) artificial organs, artificial ovary, cryobiology, fertility preservation, preantral follicles in vitro culture, polymers, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue.