Honorary appointment for Bologna Professor

Professor Luca Gianaroli has recently been appointed honorary Professor of Reproductive Medicine here at the University of Kent.

Luca is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a pioneer of reproductive medicine since the late 1970s. He is currently Scientific Director of S.I.S.M.e.R. (Società Italiana di Studi di Medicina della Riproduzione), based in Bologna, Italy; Scientific Director of the IIARG network (International Institutes of Advanced Reproduction and Genetics), which brings together specialized centers located in various European countries. In this role he is the academic lead for all research conducted in all its laboratories and clinics. His research interests have led to co-authorship on over 250 manuscripts and 9 books and currently include:

  • The use of acupuncture for medically assisted reproduction
  • Screening of genes involved in reprograming the oocyte based on age, ovarian pathologies and fertility
  • Analysis of the chromosomes and mitochondria of human oocytes and polar bodies
  • Sperm freezing as an alternative method of conservation
  • Correlation between birefringence, DNA fragmentation and FISH of the human sperm.
  • Evaluation of free radicals in seminal liquid to assess oxidation stress.
  • Research projects on Mesenchymal stem cells

He is an active member of numerous international and national organizations where he plays an important role; he is the former President of the Italian Reproduction Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

The members of CISoR look forward to working with Luca on medical, scientific and ethical projects.