The International IVF Initiative - i3

Session 18: Breakthroughs in Placental and Uterine Technologies

International IVF Initiative

Session 18: Breakthroughs in Placental and Uterine Technologies

Session 18: Breakthroughs in Placental and Uterine Technologies


Hosts Dr. Liesl Nel-Themaat & Dr. Thomas Jansson

Great expectations: Development of an Artificial Placenta for Extremely Preterm Infants
Professor Matthew W. Kemp

Uterus transplantation: research and clinical aspects today and in the future
Professor Mats Brännström  


Professor Matthew Kemp

Professor Matthew Kemp

Matt holds PhDs in Medicine from the University of New South Wales and in Education from the University of Western Australia. He is a Harvard University alumnus and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development. Matt undertook a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology at the University of Oxford before relocating to Perth, Western Australia, where he heads the Women and Infants Research Foundation’s Perinatal Research Laboratories.
Matt’s work blends clinical and large animal studies of fetal growth and development to improve outcomes for preterm infants via the development of antenatal interventions and post-natal therapies. Matt’s research has been supported by national and international agencies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), GlaxoSmithKline-Save the Children, the WA Department of Health, and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust.

Professor Mats Brännström

Professor Mats Brännström

Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Director, Stockholm IVF, Sweden
M.D. from University of Gothenburg 1985
Ph.D. in Physiology from University of Gothenburg 1988
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Adelaide, Australia 1990-1993
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997
Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001
Clinical specialty
Gynecologic oncology surgery and reproductive medicine
Research Interests
Uterus transplantation, Ovulation, Fertility preservation
Visiting Professor
Harvard Medical School, Transplantation surgery 2015
Mayo clinic, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016
Honorary Professor
Moscow University, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015
Publications
More than 300 research/review papers in peer-reviewed journals.

PhD supervision
Main supervisor of 22 completed PhDs

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