University of Valencia

The University of Valencia is one to the top five scientific centres in Spain thanks to its commitment to excellence and to the wide range of teaching and research activities offered in all areas of knowledge (basic sciences and engineering, health sciences, educational sciences, humanities and social sciences, economics and law). It offers to students: 54 degree qualifications, 6 double degrees and 4 international double degrees, 116 master’s degree qualifications, two of them within the Erasmus Mundus programme, 64 doctoral programmes, 24 of them with Excellence Mention. The department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Valencia has multiple lines of research including research projects of great clinical and scientific impact in the field of human reproduction and research In stem cells.

Short biography principal investigator

Dr. Marcos Meseguer

Dr. Marcos Meseguer

Dr. Marcos Meseguer received his Biological Sciences Degree from the University of Valencia in Spain. He performed a pre-doctoral fellowship in St Mary´s Hospital, Manchester University, United Kingdom.  He received his Ph.D. Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecoloy and the European Doctor Degree in 2002 from the University of Valencia, Spain. He has also a master degree in Research Methods; Design and Statistics from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Actually is Scientific Supervisor and Senior Embriologist in the IVF unit of IVIRMA Valencia.  He was Co-Director of the Andrology Laboratory at the Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI).

Dr. Meseguer has received the prize paper of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Three times the Lalor Foundation International Award from the American Society of Andrology, three times the research award from the Spanish Society of Fertility and four times the research award from the Spanish Society of Embriology from which is honorific member since 2018.  He received the Robert Edwards prize paper award from RBM on line and was ASRM star award winner. The primary areas of his research are embryology and male infertility.

As Principal Investigator, his work has been funded through 25 projects sponsored by the Spanish Government, including five EUREKA projects (granted to high quality technological projects) supported by the European Community. He has one international patent.

He has published over 155 scientific articles, with 6157 citations and h-index of 45, including the most cited paper in Human Reproduction during 2013. Additionally published 55 reviews or book chapters, edited the first time-lapse book and made more than 600 presentations at national and international congresses. He has been the Director of 15 Doctoral Thesis all qualified with “Cum Laude”, and actually is directing 6 PhD candidates.

He is also Statistics Advisor of Equipo IVI and Associate Professor of the Master in Biotechnology from Valencia University.

Key Research Facility and Equipment

First-class teaching facilities available for students.

Current involvement in Research and Training Programmes

UVEG participated in 78 community actions financed under the VII FP (CSA, Collaborative Projects, MSCA, ERC grants, etc.) with the role of coordinator in 29 of them. Currently, we are participating in 20 projects financed under Horizon 2020, with the role of coordinator in 8 of them, and 16 projects under several European Programmes other than H2020.

Department of Pediatrics leads H2020 project 3HP id 664367: “Focus” – Frailty management optimization through EIP AHA commitments and utilization of stakeholders’ inputs.