Laura Rienzi is a Senior Clinical Embryologist and Laboratory Director at the GENERA Centres for Reproductive Medicine in Rome, Marostica, Umbertide and Naples in Italy.
She obtained her biological degree magna cum laude at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ in 1993. Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Hôpital Necker in Paris, France in 1994 and Laboratory Director at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine of the European Hospital in Rome, Italy from 1996-2007. She also obtained a II Level Master in “Reproductive Medicine” at the University of Padua. From 2000-2004 was adjunct Professor of Clinical Embryology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Perugia, and was elected in 2014 President of the Italian Society of Embryology Reproduction and Research.
Since 2016 Laura is Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology in Assisted Reproduction at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Urbino, in Italy.
Laura’s field of interest includes in vitro fertilization, ICSI, studies of human gametes, zygote and embryo morphology in relation to their developmental ability, and chromosomal constitution, as well as the cryopreservation of sperm, oocytes and embryos.
Author and co-author of 110 original research papers and reviews and of 29 book chapters, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge as evidenced by the more than 200 invitations to speak at national and international scientific meetings.
Involved in different Academic Activities, she has supervised B.Sc students and a PhD student to successful completion and is currently involved in tutoring and teaching activities for various Italian Universities.
She has also held editorial positions: Associate Editor of Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Fertility and Sterility, and Focus on Reproduction and is today Associate Editor of Human Reproduction Update.
She has been member of the Scientific Board of GFMER Global Consultation on WHO Infertility Guidelines: Addressing evidence-based guidance on infertility diagnosis, management and treatment.