Thomas Ebner, PhD, is an ESHRE-certified Senior Clinical Embryologist (2008) with 25 years of hands-on experience in IVF laboratories. He served as board member of Alpha – Scientists in Reproductive Medicine for 3 years and is currently member of the Executive Board of ESHRE (2017-2021). Dr. Ebner edited or co-edited two books and has published more than 15 book chapters and 150 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. His main scientific interests include culture media, assisted oocyte activation, time-lapse technology, and oocyte competence.

David Mortimer, PhD, President and co-owner of Oozoa Biomedical. Dr. Mortimer has many years of experience in the design and establishment of successful assisted conception laboratories around the world. Dr Mortimer is well-known in the field of reproductive biology, having authored or co-authored over 120 scientific publications, including the book Practical Laboratory Andrology (Oxford University Press, 1994) and Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory (Cambridge University Press, 2005) as well as over 200 conference presentations.

Cynthia Hudson is the Executive Director of Embryology, Strategy, and Operations for TMRW Life Sciences, a company that created the world’s first and only automated platform for the management and storage of cryopreserved fertility tissue. Her experiences in the design and buildout of new fertility practices led her to establish one of the first embryologist-owned-and-operated IVF centers in New York City. She’s launched two licensed medical practices, owns a laboratory consulting company, and is a co-founder of KindBody, the groundbreaking startup that has disrupted the fertility space with novel pricing and woman-centered care. Cynthia holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Embryology from the University of Leeds in England. She is a member of the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and the American College of Embryology (EMBCOL).