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María de Las Heras Martínez

 María de Las Heras Martínez
BSc, MSc
Clinical Embryologist

Educational background

  • University Expert in blastocyst and cell stage biopsy, blastomere isolation and trophoblast samples for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis from the University of Valencia (UV)
  • Certificate in Medical Genetics (online), 2nd Edition, from the University of Valencia (UV)
  • Certification of ESHRE
  • Master's Degree in Biochemical Research from the Basque Country University/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)
  • Master's Degree in Biology of Reproduction & Assisted Reproductive Technologies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in collaboration with Instituto Universitario Dexeus (I. U. D.)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

Professional experience

  • Senior Embryologist at Reproducción Bilbao
  • IVF Lab Embryologist at Assisted Reproduction Unit of Quirónsalud Bilbao (2010-2014)
  • Embryologist at Andrology and IVF Labs of Reproductive Medicine Unit, Gynecology, Obstetrics & Reproduction Unit of Institut Universitari Dexeus of Barcelona (2008-2010)

Teaching activity:

  • Participation at theoretical-practical program of Human Assisted Reproduction IKERGA (GU) (2010-present)
  • Contributor at practical program for the training of biologists of Magister in Human Reproduction of the Complutense University of Madrid and the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) (2010-present)

Scientific community involvement

  • Awarded by the Revista Iberoamericana de Fertilidad for the publication of scientific article División embrionaria temprana (EC) en transferencias únicas (SET) (year 2009)
  • Award UPF Emprende Consejo Social of the Pompeu Fabra University for the project Instalación de un laboratorio de Reproducción Asistida en una clínica privada con servicio de Ginecología y Obstetricia (year 2008)
  • Member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) since 2011
  • Member of ASEBIR since 2008
  • Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) since 2008

Latest articles and collaborations

Last Update: 08/01/2018
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