Argyriou Anastasios, MSc, PhD
Senior Clinical Embryologist
Dr. Anastasios Argyriou was born in Athens on 11 July 1960 and counts 36 years of research and professional experience in the fields of Reproductive Biology and Physiology, Clinical Andrology, Clinical Embryology and IVF.
Dr. Anastasios Argyriou has conducted extensive research and has published numerous papers and articles in renowned Greek and international scientific journals, while he has presented posters and given lectures at Greek and international scientific conferences. He specializes in IVF and Clinical Embryology, and has participated in establishing, running and managing many assisted reproduction units in Greece and abroad (over 8,000 IVF cycles).
Dr. Anastasios Argyriou graduated from the Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in 1984. He obtained an MA in Developmental Endocrinology in Reproduction (DEA, University of Caen, France) in 1985 and a Diploma in Andrology (Paris XI University, France) in 1986. In the same year, he also completed his doctoral thesis (PhD in Reproductive Physiology, Paris VI University, France).
From 1991 to date, he has worked as Senior Clinical Embryologist in the following IVF Units:
1/2017-currently: IASO Maternity Hospital, Institute of Life IVF Unit (external associate), Athens
2/2017-currently: Mediterranean Fertility Institute IVF Unit (external associate), Chania, Crete
3/2012-12/2016: Medimall IVF Unit, Athens
6/2009-12/2015: Biogenesis IVF Unit Bucharest, Romania
10/2006-2/2012: Helena Venizelou General and Maternity Hospital IVF Unit, Athens
6/2003-12/2008: Medsana IVF Unit, Bucharest, Romania
6/2003-9/2006: Diagnosi IVF Unit, Athens
2/2001-5/2003: Emvioiatriki IVF Unit, Athens
3/1997-12/2000: Mitrotita IVF Unit, Athens
6/1990-2/2000: Hera Maternity Hospital IVF Unit
He has participated in the following dedicated seminars:
2016: Preimplantation genetic screening / diagnosis (PGD/ PGS, University College of London, UK)
2009: In vitro fertilization of human eggs (IVM International Symposium, Milan, Italy)
2005: Vitrification of human eggs and embryos (Endoskopiki, Athens, Greece)
1998: Round spermatid nucleus injection (ROSNI, Van Helmont Hospital, Vilvoorde, Brussels, Belgium)
1994: Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI, Van Helmont Hospital, Vilvoorde, Brussels, Belgium)
1991: Human embryo cryopreservation (slow freezing method, Εdouard Heurriot Hospital, Lyon, France)
1990: In vitro fertilization (IVF, Εdouard Heurriot Hospital, Lyon, France)
Dr. Anastasios Argyriou has taught undergraduate and graduate students at the following institutions:
2019-currently: Postgraduate Program, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Biology of Reproduction
2009-currently: Postgraduate Program, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Applications in Biology in Medicine
2009-currently: Postgraduate Program, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Immunology
2006-2011: Postgraduate Program, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Biology of Reproduction
2003-2006: Undergraduate Program, School of Education, University of Athens, Health Education and Biology
Dr. Anastasios Argyriou is a member of Greek and international scientific associations, including founding member and former President of the Hellenic Society of Clinical Embryologists, member of the Hellenic Society of Andrology, member of the Hellenic Society of Biology Studies and certified member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He also served as an ordinary member during the first office terms of the Greek National Authority of Assisted Reproduction (2005-2010).
Dr. Anastasios Argyriou is also the author of the book Assisted Reproduction – Routes towards the Dream, Vita Publications.