After a PhD in Immunology, Professor Stéphane Viville has made a post-doctorat in Professor Azim Surani’s laboraotry in Cambridge, working primordial germ cells and on genomic imprinting. He came back to France in 1995 and since then he is working in assisted reproduction biology. He initially created the first French preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) centre at the University Hospital of Strasbourg (1999). He has been directing the Reproductive Biology ward at the University Hospital of Strasbourg between 2004 and 2011. In 2015, he created a new unit within the genetic diagnostic ward at the University Hospital of Strasbourg. This unit is dedicated to the genetic diagnosis of non-syndromic infertility. The activity is based on high through put sequencing technology to analyse a panel of 133 genes involved in male and/or female infertility
He has been leading a laboratory of basic research at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC) Strasbourg, where his research concerned the ontogeny of primordial germ cell (PGC) and the pluripotency of their derivatives, the embryonic germ (EG) cells and genetics of infertility. Since 2015, he research is focusing exclusively on geetics of infertility.
So his time is shared between clinic, teaching and research activities.
He has been coordinator of ESHRE’s Special Interest Group “Reproductive Genetics” and he is currently the basic science officer of this SIG.
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