Giles Palmer

International Scientific Consultant at Institute of Life


Giles Palmer is a clinical embryologist, skilled in laboratory, business and quality management.
After graduating in Genetics at Leeds University, UK he worked as a research officer at London’s Hammersmith Hospital’s acclaimed IVF unit working with Professors Lord Winston and Alan Handyside.
In the following years he has worked mainly in Greece consulting in several countries including Iceland, Nigeria and the Balkan states.

His early collaboration with St. Sophia’s Children’s Hospital (Athens University) resulted in the first births in Greece following embryo-biopsy and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. He has published in leading scientific journals on a variety of topics including pre-implantation genetic testing for Cystic Fibrosis and B-thalassaemia, Morphokinetics and Quality Management.

He is registered with the Health Care Profession Council of UK as a Clinical Scientist  and has been accredited with Senior Embryologist Status by ESHRE.

More recently he has become a  product developer in a wide range of areas within the fertility industry including artificial intelligence and cryostorage.

As well as consultant for IOL, he is a lecturer in Reproduction and  Development at Bristol University and  is  the Executive Director of a global not-for-profit education platform  (International IVF Initiative) that educates fertility professionals on Assisted Reproductive Technology.

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