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Marcos Kulmann

Affiliation: Nilo Frantz Reproductive Medicine and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Marcos Kulmann is a clinical embryologist and the scientific coordinator of Nilo Frantz Reproductive Medicine group. Concomitantly, he develops a master degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). He was awarded a scholarship from Science Without Borders in 2014 to study at the University of Barcelona and received the Young Research Award UFRGS 2015 for his Bachelors dissertation on heterologous expression of immunogenic proteins in Criptococcus neoformans and the use of vesicular secretion as an approach to vaccine development. Presently, his research focuses on artificial activation of discarded human oocytes as a source of blastocysts for the derivation of human embryonic stem cells. Additionally, he has been working with the correlations between embryo morphology and chromosomal abnormalities, non-invasive methods for diagnosis of embryo aneuploidies through Preimplantation Geneic Test, In Vitro Maturation, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue and use of transcriptomics for endometrial receptivity assessment.

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