Reproductive Biology

Scientific Committee

Zsolt P. Nagy

Zsolt P. Nagy

Reproductive Biology Associates
Atlanta, GA, USA
Maria G. Minasi

Maria G. Minasi

LaVitaMinaSi
Rome, Italy
Valerio Pisaturo

Valerio Pisaturo

Laboratory Director
at Policlinico Umberto I
Rome, Italy
Laura Rienzi

Laura Rienzi

G.E.N.E.R.A. Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Rome, Italy
Catello Scarica

Catello Scarica

Lab Director at European Hospital Clinic- New Fertility Group
Rome, Italy

· Zsolt P. Nagy ·

Dr. Nagy is the Scientific and Laboratory Director at Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA), in Atlanta, USA. He obtained his MD (1986) and his Ob&Gyn specialty degrees (1996) at the Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest. He obtained his PhD at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in 1997 on development of ICSI procedure. Dr. Nagy has acquired a distinctive knowledge and experience on embryo science including novel viability assessment methods. He has also investigated the basic and clinical aspects of cryopreservation and, developed with his team a highly efficient, proprietary protocol in 2006 for oocyte vitrification that has contributed to the development of the largest donor oocyte cryo-bank in North-America.

Dr. Nagy is member of several national and international professional societies, including the ASRM, ESHRE, Alpha. He is also board member of the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP) and of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation (AFP) and past Chair of Alpha Scientist in Reproductive Medicine (ALPHA). Dr. Nagy is a reviewer of several medical journals, and currently he is section editor of RBMonline. He is author or co-author of over 200 publications, and several book chapters and five books.

· Maria G. Minasi ·

Biological degree, 1993; Master in Reproductive Medicine, 2011; Master in Dietetics and Nutrition, 2019. 1994-1997: embryologist in several laboratories of Rome, Italy. 1998-2000: researcher, stem cells project, Dep Histology-Embriology, Rome University. From 2001 to 2021 embryologist and from 2009 to 2021 lab director for the Centers for Reproductive Medicine of European Hospital and Villa Mafalda, Rome. Founder of the individual company “Lavitaminasi”. Embryologist and nutritionist consultant in several Italian centers. Consultant for nutrigenetics of the Eurofins Genoma group. Professor at masters in Human Applied Embryology, Roma Tre University, Rome, and in Biology of Nutrition for Human Reproduction, La Sapienza University, Rome. Senior Clinical Embryologist from 2013. Member of Executive Committee of SIERR (2016-2019) and of SIRU (2021-ongoing). Top reviewer for Human Reproduction (2017).  Associate Editor for Human Reproduction from 2022. More than 80 studies published in international journals and more than 100 communications to national and international congresses.

· Valerio Pisaturo ·

Valerio Pisaturo is a senior clinical embryologist with a Master’s degree in Reproductive Biology and specialization in Clinical Genetics. He is currently the Laboratory Director of the IVF Center at Policlinico Umberto I Hospital in Rome, Italy. Additionally, he holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Clinical Embryology and Genetics and serves as President of the Italian Society of Embryology, Reproduction, and Research (SIERR).

· Laura Rienzi ·

Laura Rienz is a Senior Clinica Embryologistand Laboratory Director at the GENERA Cent for Reproductive Medicine in Rome Marostica, Umbertide and Naplesin Italy. She obtained her biological degree magna cum laude at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ in 1993. Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductve Medicine, Hôpital Necker in Par France in 1994 and Laboratory Directr at the Centre for Reproductive e Medcin of the European Hospita in Rome Itay from 1996-2007. She also obtained II Level Master “Reproductive Medicine” at the University of Padua. From 2000-2004 was adjunct Professo of Clinical Embryology Faculty of Medicine atat the University of Perugia, and was elected in 2014 President of the Italian Society of Embryology Reproduction and Rese. Since 2016 Laura is Adjunct Professo of Biotechnology n Assisted Reproduction at th Faculty of Biology at the University of Urbino, in Italy. Laura’s field of interest includes in vitro fertilization, ICSI, studies of human gametes, z and embryo morphology in relation to thir developmenal abity, and chromos constitution, as well as the cryopreservation of sperm, oocytes and embr Author and co-author of 154 articles, reviews and book chaptes (Scopus H-Index is 44), she is passionate about sharing her knowledge as evidenced by the more than 250 invitations to speak at national and international scientific meetin. Involved in different Academi Activities, she has supervise 7 B.Sc students and 2 PhD students to successful completionand is currently involved in tutorng and teaching activ for various Italian Universit
She has also held editorial positions: Associate Edtor of Human Reproduction, Reprodu Biomedicine Online, Fertility and Sterility, and Focus on Reproductionand Associate Editor Human Reproduction Update

· Catello Scarica ·

Co-founder of New Fertility Group. Lab Director at European Hospital Clinic- New Fertility Group (Rome, IT) and Amnios in vitro Project New Fertility Group (Madrid, Spain). Highly specialized in the study and treatment of infertile couples. He manages the scientific and research activities conducted in the IVF Center as well as the organization and delivery of training courses in reproductive medicine. Highly skilled in all the laboratory techniques, he acquired experience with some of the major IVF companies in Europe. He is author and co-author of several articles and he has been participating as speaker and as Chairman to many national and international congresses (ESHRE, MSRM, ESHRE campus etc). From February 2020 up to March 2022 was former Vice- President of the Italian Society of Embryology, Research and Reproduction (SIERR), and actual is part of its Scientific Committee.

· Martin O. Savage ·

Martin Savage is Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. He was head of the Paediatric Endocrine Unit at Barts and the London School of Medicine from 1982 to 2007. He has interests in growth disorders, specifically those with abnormalities in the GH-IGF-1 axis and in phenotype-genotype relationships of GH-IGF-1 axis defects, notably GH resistance. He published the first human case of an IGF-1 gene defect in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1996.  His other interests are Cushing’s syndrome and growth in chronic inflammatory diseases. He was General Secretary of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) from 1997 to 2004. He has lectured in 60 countries and has published 482 original articles, reviews, textbook chapters and books. In 2007, he was awarded the ESPE Andrea Prader Prize for contributions to paediatric endocrinology and in 2018 he received a Visionary Award from the American Human Growth Foundation. In 2022, he received a Research Excellence Award from the Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal in Riyadh, and the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes James M. Tanner Lifetime Achievement Award. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally.