Humans of ESHRE

Julia UrajiJulia Uraji was ESHRE Young Ambassador this year in Vienna. She proposed to initiate a project based on her passion for science communications and her talent for photography: Humans of ESHRE. Over the next 10 days, you can discover the people that Julia met at the Annual Meeting and who told her the stories that led them to be part of the fantastic community of human reproduction professionals. A very human insight into the ESHRE community.

"Since starting my studies in biomedical sciences, I have always been passionate about science communication. Scientists are portrayed in movies and the media as quite one-dimensional, and I want to challenge that notion. Being a big fan of Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York blog, I first had the idea to do a sort of "Humans of Science" project a few years ago, as part of organising the March for Science in Göttingen. We had some success, but I thought it would be even better with a bigger, more interdisciplinary audience. So when I heard about the chance to be a Young Ambassador at this year's ESHRE, I thought it would be the perfect chance to do a similar project. We can always look up the impressive CVs of medics, scientists, and nurses - but I want this Humans Of ESHRE series to be about creating a sense of human connection, to focus on what we have in common."

Hajra Khattak

OB-GYN trainee and Clinical Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Vivian Lobo, MSc

PhD student, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai, India

Paola Scaruffi, PhD

Senior embryologist
San Martino Hospital Genoa, Italy

Roger Sturmey, PhD

Senior lecturer in Reproductive Medicine, Hull York Medical School, United Kingdom

Professor Trine Haugen

PhD – Leader of the Research Group “Male Reproductive Health”, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Apostolos Kampagiannis

from Larissa, Greece

Claire Roberts

Lloyd Cox Professorial Research Fellow
University of Adelaide, Australia

Naval Shah

Senior embryologist and regional manager from Avhya, Mumbai, India

Helen Kendrew

RGN – Clinic Director
from Bath Fertility, United Kingdom

Juan Enrique Schwarze

Juan Enrique Schwarze
OB-GYN & Reproductive medicine specialist from Santiago, Chile