Presiding: Dr. Thorir Hardarson Dr. Dean Morbeck Dr. Csaba Pribenszky Lorena Bori Arnal Dr. Mina Alikani
with Dr. Daniel Hlinka.
DR. DANIEL HLINKA
Daniel’s previous interests aimed to define the factors contributing to development of animal oocytes and embryos competences. His special interest was to block meiotic maturation reversibly in order to prolong an ongoing transcriptional activity and to improve the oocytes developmental competences. After moving from animal research to human IVF his interests were devoted to improving micromanipulative techniques of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and biopsy methods used for preimplantation genetic testing in human embryos. The next period of Daniel’s studies were devoted to intravital observation methods (polarised microscopy (PLM) and fluorescent chromosome staining by Hoechst) to describe the pre- and post-fertilisation periods of human oocyte/embryo development. Hlinka’s latest publications are devoted to defining and automation of detection of embryonic developmental features and clinical diagnostic markers using time-lapse imaging and computational processing. Moreover, he have designed the two ecosystems for reproductive data collection: Fertilitypedia and CATI automated embryo grading of time-lapse records. He is presently science specialist at Repromeda .