Fertility Research Centers

Oxford Basic Research Center

As a sign of its commitment to enhancing the understanding of infertility and improving clinical outcomes for patients, IVIRMA has recently completed the building of a state-of-the-art research laboratory in Oxford (UK), dedicated to the study of gamete and embryo biology.

The multimillion dollar facility is under the direction of Professor Dagan Wells, a world-renowned scientist, with more than 25 years of experience in the field of reproductive biology. The laboratory is equipped with the very latest technology, permitting advanced molecular biological research, including genome sequencing and high-resolution microscopy.

The Oxford laboratory will serve as a research hub, acting in tandem with the new research facility recently constructed in New Jersey, in order to support molecular genetic research conducted throughout the IVIRMA network. The laboratory has attracted an extremely talented group of scientists who will carry out the innovative research that will shape the future of assisted reproductive treatments for years to come.

The team of scientists involved have a strong track record in the development of novel technologies and in the execution of cutting-edge research, with hundreds of publications in medical journals to their names, and millions of dollars in funding from public and private sources. The Oxford laboratory will also play a key role in the teaching and training of future generations of clinicians and scientists involved in the study of reproductive medicine.

Contact info

Oxford, UK
1st floor, Magdalen Centre, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GA

Investigators in this center

  • Dagan Wells, Ph.D., Oxford Research Director
  • Elpida Fragouli, PhDResearch Laboratory Director
  • Tishy Bruce, Research admin
  • Nada Kubikova, Research Associate
  • Georgina Cutts, Lab Technician