Investigación en Fertilidad


Francisco Dominguez, Ph.D.

Laboratory Manager & Endometrial Receptivity and Embryonic Competence Research Group Leader at the IVI Foundation Research Department
FIVI Valencia
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Dr. Dominguez is a full-time head investigator at FIVI-INCLIVA through a type I Miguel Servet contract and laboratory manager for the IVI Foundation Research department. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Valencia in 1998, and obtained his doctorate degree “cum laude” in 2003 in the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the University of Valencia School of Medicine. He did his post-doctoral training at the CNIC (Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research) and at the Hospital de la Princesa in Madrid, as well as at the Principe Felipe Research Center in Valencia.

As a researcher, his main focus is the study of the endometrium and the human embryo implantation process, both at transcriptomic and at proteomic levels, without dismissing the embryonic aspect, developing new non-invasive aneuploidy diagnostic systems.

As a researcher, Dr Domínguez has published over 45 original “peer review” articles in leading reproductive journals (Hum Reprod, Fertil & Steril, PLos One, JCEM, etc.) and wrote than 15 book chapters on the human embryo implantation and endometrial receptivity.

He has also participated as researcher in competitive projects both as emerging researcher (Generalitat Valenciana), and as lead researcher (FIS Projects, Miguel Servet contracts), besides acting as regular editor in numerous specialized journals in the field of reproductive medicine. He is presently Associated Editor at Human Reproduction, the first Reproductive Medicine journal and the most influential in its field.

Dr. Domínguez has been involved in teaching since his early career, imparting postgraduate courses since 2003. Presently he is the Coordinator of the Basic Research in Human Reproduction Module from the Master’s Degree in Biotechnology of Assisted Human Reproduction (former doctorate degree of the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of University of Valencia School of Medicine) given by ADEIT since 2001.

Dr. Domínguez has also worked as Scientific Director at Embryomics, an organization dedicated to the development of non-invasive aneuploidy diagnostic systems, from 2009 until June 2011 and he has received several awards for his research projects, including the ICIRA Award in 2009, the Spanish Fertility Society Award (2000) and the Salud 2000 Foundation Award (2004).

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B.Sc. University of Valencia, Spain (1998)
Ph.D (Biology) University of Valencia, Spain (2003)
Fellowship CNIC/La Princesa Hospital, Madrid, Spain (2005)

Honores y reconocimientos

Fertility and Sterility Star Reviewer , at the 75th annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2019
Merck-Serono Award, Salud 2000 Foundation. Clinical investigation Area 2015
Associate Editor Human Reproduction 2013
ICIRA Award, to the best IVF innovation Project 2009
Merck Serono Award, Salud 200 Foundation. Clinical investigation Area 2004
Spanish Fertility Society Award 2000


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