Suggested Reading List

Last update: 30 September 2021


Main list

  • Human Embryology & Developmental Biology, 6th. Edition. 2019
    Bruce Carlson

  • Essential Reproduction, 8th Edition Martin H. Johnson ISBN: 978-1-119-24639-8 March 2018 Wiley-Blackwell

  • In vitro fertilization (4th edition)
    Elder and Dale, Cambridge University Press, 2020

  • Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Laboratory and Clinical Perspectives, 3rd edition
    Gardner DK, Weissman A, Howles CM, Shoham Z, editors.
    2009, Informa Healthcare UK Ltd

  • Vitrification in Assisted Reproduction second edition MJ Tucker / J Liebermann 2016

  • Human reproductive genetics 2014 Sermon/Viville

  • WHO laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen
    World Health Organization, 5th ed., 2010

  • Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory (2nd edition)
    Mortimer and Mortimer, Cambridge University Press, 2015

  • ESHRE guidelines

  • ESHRE Atlas of Human Embryology

  • The Istanbul consensus workshop on embryo assessment

  • The Vienna consensus: report of an expert meeting on the development of art laboratory performance indicators (link:

  • European Union Tissues and Cells Directives (EUTCD) Directive 2004 23 EC

  • European Union Tissues and Cells Directives (EUTCD) Directive 2006 17 EC

  • European Union Tissues and Cells Directives (EUTCD) Directive 2006 86 EC

  • Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application, EDQM 4th edition 2019 – chapters 1 (Introduction), 27 (MAR), 28 (Fertility Preservation) (freely downloadable from Just provide your e-mail address and download from under the subheading ‘organs, tissues and cells’.)

  • Essential Cell Biology, 4th edition, 2014, Garland Science
    Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter



Additional list

  • ESHRE eCampus

  • ESHRE Special Interest Group for Andrology Basic semen analysis course: a continued focus on accuracy, quality, efficiency and clinical relevance

  • Essentials of Genetics, 9th Edition, 2015
    William Klug, Michael Cummings, Charlotte Spencer, Michael Palladino

  • Human Physiology, 4th Edition, 2007
    Rodney A. Rhoades, Richard G. Pflanzer

  • Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology 7th edition 2014, part 1 chapters 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,11 and 12