A name that is synonymous with Excellence in Embryology. A world famous Medical Author and Researchers in Canada.
Dr. Alex C Varghese received his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India for his thesis based on ART. He was the Post Doctoral Research Fellow and Faculty in ART training program at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA from 2007 to 2008 and then he joined as the Scientific Director and Chief Embryologist at the Fertility Clinic, AMRI Hospital, Kolkata, India from 2008 to 2011. In the year 2011, he joined the team of Prof. S.L.Tan at Montreal Reproductive Centre, Quebec, Canada.
Since 1997, Dr. Alex is active in Clinical Embryology and has initiated many successful training programs in ART and helped in designing and setting up of many IVF units in India. In the year 2010 he founded the educational web platform for IVF professionals - www.lifeinvitro.com, which is now popular in 165 countries. He has authored over 30 manuscripts and edited 8 books in IVF, published by Springer, USA, CRC press and Jaypee Medical Publishers respectively.
He has also published 17 book chapters on the area of assisted conception. He is also in the editorial board of Journal of Assisted Reproduction, Genetics (ASRM) and International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine, Journal of Reproductive and Stem Cell Biotechnology and Obstetrics and Gynecology International and Ad Hoc Reviewer for Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Fertility and Sterility.
Dr. Alex’s research interests are in Assisted Reproductive Technology, in particular, in understanding the molecular and environmental causes and prevention of male infertility, vitrification of gametes and embryos and developing stress-free embryo culture systems for In-Vitro Fertilization. He is also the Co-investigator in the research project funded by Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and the Former President of Academy of Clinical Embryologists, India. He is also the Organizing Chairperson for the 4th International Congress of Academy of Clinical Embryologist.
Environmental risk factors and male infertility, Role of oxidative stress and use of antioxidants in ART, Vitrification and IVM of Immature Oocytes, Genomics and Post Genomic Approaches to Elucidate Male Infertility, Non-Invasive Embryo Selection and Development of Embryo Culture Systems.
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Director & Sr.Consultant in Reproductive Medicine
MD(OBG), MRCOG(UK), MRCP(IE), FRM
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MD,DNB , MRCOG (UK)