B.Sc., M.Sc.

Elisavet Chatziioannou

Senior Clinical Embryologist, Scientific Fellow, FIVI Fertility & IVF Center, European Interbalkan Medical Center

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My training

  • 1997

Medical School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Master of Science in Medical Genetics, with distinction


  • 1996

University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

Bachelor of Science in biomedical Sciences


  • 2018

European Society of Human Reproduction, Senior Clinical Embryologist Certification

Care activity

  • 2020

FIVI Fertility & IVF Center – European Interbalkan Medical Center

Assistant Lab Manager Embryology/Andrology


  • 2013-2020

Biogenesis IVF Center, Thessaloniki

Lab manager Embryology/Andrology lab


  • 2001-2020

Biogenesis IVF Center, Thessaloniki

Clinical Embryology, Andrology, In Vitro Fertilization and Genetics


  • 1999-2000

Dutch speaking Academic Hospital, and Free University of Brussels

In Vtro Fertilisation, Medical Genetics


  • 1997-1998

Ippokration General Hospital, Pediatrics Department

Cytogenetics, Prenatal Diagnosis

Laboratory skills

  • Highly skilled in embryo and oocyte biopsy.
  • Highly skilled in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.
  • Experience in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis of chromosomal and monogenic diseases.


  • Member of European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE).
  • Member of Hellenic Society of Clinical Embryologists (ΠΕΚΕ).
  • Member f Hellenic Society of Medical Genetists (ΣΙΓΕ).


  • 1995

“Basic technics in Electron microscopy and introduction to Human Corneal tissue, and Human Ovarian Histology”, Histopathology department of Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.


  • 1996

“Hyper microscopical study of Human Corneal Dystrophy”, University of Sunderland.


  • 1997

“Search for Familiar Oedematous Polyposis Coli causing genes”, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.


  • 2001

”Aneuploidy Detection and Segregation Study in Human oocytes and Polar Bodies by FISH”,  Dutch speaking University of Brussels (Α.Ζ.V.U.B).


  • 2004

“Double consecutive embryo transfer of cleavage embryos and blastocysts”, A’ Obstetrics and Gynecological clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


  • 2005

“Oocyte cryopreservation in different stages of maturity”. Journal of Scientific Annals of the Faculty of Medicine.


  • 2005

“Oocyte Freezing”, Journal of Medical Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


  • 2006

“Exposure Time to cryoprotectants influences oocyte survival rate”, Journal of Biological Research.

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