Professor Christiani Amorim (pictured here) and Professor Marie-Madeleine Dolmans will be presenting a hands on workshop and course on the cryopreservation and transplantation of human ovarian tissue as well as preantral follicle isolation and in vitro culture. The team at Louvain have pioneered ovarian tissue transplants in humans.
Christiani started life with a degree in veterinary medicine and after her PhD has worked on preantral follicles. Initially, she focused on domestic animals, developing projects to safeguard native breeds from Brazil and then in Italy through the establishment of cryopreservation programmes for isolated follicles and ovarian tissue. Since 2007 she has been working with human preantral follicles and with a major emphasis on human follicle isolation, cryopreservation, in-vitro culture and xenotransplantation. She is a leading authority on ovarian tissue and its transplantation for women.
The course will take place on June 29-30, 2016 at the Gynecology Research Unit, Saint-Luc Hospital, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.