Fertility Researchers


Christian Simon Ottolini

Head of Embryology
Juno Genetics EU


Dr Christian Simon Ottolini, PhD, is an accomplished expert in embryology and reproductive genetics. After completing his undergraduate studies and training as an embryologist in his native Australia, Dr Ottolini moved to London to advance his career in embryology and pursue a PhD in genetics. His research has mainly focussed on the origin of chromosomal abnormalities in human embryos, and his unique skill set has led to global collaborations with renowned researchers and the publication of several important papers describing novel biological phenomena.

Alongside his academic achievements, Dr Ottolini has worked as a clinical embryologist and laboratory director and has considerable experience setting up and running world class IVF facilities. He is known for his compassionate patient care and understanding the challenges individuals face when undergoing fertility treatment, always working hard to translate his research into tangible benefits for his patients and improve treatment outcomes.

Currently Dr Ottolini resides in Rome, Italy, and is Head of Embryology for Juno Genetics EU forming part of the Juno research team. He also currently holds an academic affiliation as an honorary research fellow in the department of Maternal and Foetal Medicine at UCL, UK.

Dr Ottolini is widely respected for his contributions in embryology and reproductive genetics and through his research, patient care, and commitment to education, he has both positively impacted individuals seeking fertility treatment and helped advance our understanding of reproductive genetics.

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Education and Training

B.Sc. (Human Biology) University of Western Australia (2005)
Ph.D. (Genetics) University of Kent (2015)
DipRCPath (Reproductive Biology) Royal College of Pathologists, UK (2021)

Honors and recognition

University of Kent, The Faculty of Science Prize for Postgraduate Research 2016