EGA Institute for Women's Health


Xavier Vinals-Gonzalez

Xavier Vinals Gonzalez

Project title

Efficiency of modulation contrast microscopy image analysis as a predictive tool for human oocyte quality

Project description 

The research is set out to ascertain the efficiency of novel non-invasive parameters to describe oocyte quality with the aid of image analysis. To explore their predictive value, the experimental investigation will be focused on the effect of female demographics on ooplasm characteristics, light behaviour along different oocyte maturity stages and its correlation with laboratory and clinical outcomes. Establishing optimal markers for cytoplasmic competence could improve the understanding of the physiology and potential of the female human gamete.  

Start date

April 2019

Primary supervisor 

Dr Sioban SenGupta

Based at

86 - 96 Chenies Mews


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