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Afroditi Katouna |

Clinical Embryologist

BIOGRAPHY

Afroditi Katouna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2002. She completed a Masters in Medical Science in Assisted Reproduction Technologies from the University of Nottingham, UK after earning a scholarship from Onassis Foundation.

In her thesis she studied the effects of assisted hatching on developmental potential and gene expression of mouse embryos. Upon her return to Greece she worked at the Transgenic Technology Lab of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute. Her job was to develop and implement methods of cryopreservation of mouse embryos in order to store and archive mutant strains. In 2007 Afroditi was recruited as embryologist at Genesis Athens Center, Greece where she was trained in all assisting reproduction techniques.

She was part of the embryologist team for 14 years and she gained experience in more than 40.000 cycles of assisted reproduction. Afroditi is ESHRE certified Senior Clinical Embryologist since 2013. She has attended many workshops and conferences in the field of Assisted Reproduction and is an active member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.