Embryologists

Embryologists

Dina Katrania BSc, MSc - Embryologist, ART Laboratory Director

 

She was trained in London Gynecology and Fertility Center with Professor Ian Craft, a pioneer in IVF and GIFT procedures, for 2 years in a busy IVF clinic with 2000 cycles per year. She continued working in the IVF unit of the Hammersmith hospital for 3 years as a clinical embryologist and performed one of the first ICSI procedures in England.

She was responsible for the day to day functioning of the Hammersmith IVF lab, training junior embryologists and had daily hands on IVF duties in rotation with the others. At the Hammersmith hospital she was trained how to perform Day 3 and Blastocyst Stage embryo biopsies for PGD and PGS procedures under Professors Harper C. Joyce, Asangla Ao and Alan Handyside who performed the world's very first embryo biopsy.

Embryology Certification

Accredited by ESHRE (Embryology Certification), Clinical Embryologist Dina Katrania has been the Embryo Lab Director of Embio for the past 10 years and she is in charge of maintaining embryo laboratory protocols and data management.

She is trained in a new technique involving in vitro maturation and vitrification of oocytes at the McGill University in Montreal Canada under the supervision of Dr. Jin Tae Chung.

Dina Katrania has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki and holds a Masters degree in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, England.

She is member of ACE, PEKE and one of the first embryologists in England to hold an HFEA licence for ICSI. Dina is married to Dr Thanos Paraschos and has three children.

 

Lili Gewrgoulakou BSc, MSc - Clinical Embryologist

Ms Lily Georgoulakou has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Southampton University and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Embryology. She was trained in human embryology at Hammersmith Hospital and has seven years of clinical experience in a full range of laboratory diagnostic and assisted conception techniques. These include egg collection and insemination, ICSI, embryo fertilization and development assessment, assisted hatching, IVM (in vitro maturation of oocytes), pre-implantation diagnosis (PGD) for chromosomal abnormalities and β-thalassaemia, embryo freezing and thawing, embryo transfer, semen analysis and sperm preparation for IUI and IVF, maintenance of database, reporting lab results and inventory and equipment maintenance. She is a member of PEKE since 2000. She joined our team in 2003 and takes responsibility of laboratory services and junior staff training.

 

Rania Kakani BSc, MSc - Clinical Embryologist

 

Ms Rania Kakani has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Edinburgh University and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Embryology and Genetics from the University of Glasgow. She has six years of clinical experience in human assisted reproductive services and has been an ICSI practitioner the last five years. She also has great experience in a full range of laboratory diagnostic and assisted conception techniques. These include egg collection and insemination, embryo fertilization and development assessment, assisted hatching, IVM (in vitro maturation of oocytes), embryo freezing and thawing, embryo transfer, sperm freezing, semen analysis and sperm preparation for IUI and IVF, maintenance of database, reporting lab results and inventory and equipment maintenance. She has a keen interest in embryo biopsy and pre-implantation diagnosis (PGD) for chromosomal abnormalities and β-thalassaemia. She is a member of PEKE since 2000. She joined our team in 2003 and she is responsible for the provision of clinical embryology and andrology services.

 

Christina Deli BSc, MSc - Clinical Embryologist

Ms Christine Deli has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Athens and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Embryology achieved in 2004 at Queens Medical Center of Nottingham. She has worked for six months in a Diagnostic Laboratory performing several microbiological tests including protein electrophoresis, blood hormone measurements, ELISA and blood tests for the diagnosis of allergies and autoimmune disorders. She joined our team in July 2006 and since then she has been trained in a full range of routine embryological and andrological procedures within the embryology laboratory: egg collection and insemination, egg stripping, ICSI, embryo fertilization and development assessment, embryo freezing and thawing, embryo transfer, semen analysis, sperm freezing, sperm preparation for IUI and IVF, maintenance of database and reporting lab results. She is a member of PEKE since 2006.

 

All members of the team provide ongoing support to all patients at any stage during their journey with us. Patients are able to speak and/or see any member of staff at any time, and all members of staff are totally and genuinely committed to assisting patients achieve success.

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