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The Laboratory

Scientific Director / Dr Yanhe Liu

Qualifications: BSc, MSc, MCE, PhD

Dr Yanhe Liu is the Scientific Director of Fertility North, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Embryology and Andrology Laboratories, as well as leading the ongoing scientific development of the clinic.

Having worked and studied in the field of clinical embryology since 2002, Dr Liu has extensive experience in IVF laboratory management in both Australia and overseas. Dr Liu is also a board member of the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Liu achieved his master’s degree in Clinical Embryology at Monash University, followed by a PhD through Edith Cowan University. His research has focused on improving IVF success rates.  Dr Liu is a world-renowned expert in his field, with more than 30 publications in some of the world’s leading fertility journals. He is an associate editor for the journal of Human Reproduction and serves as a reviewer for several premium fertility journals. Dr Liu is also a frequent speaker at a range of local, national and international conferences.

Dr Liu is strongly committed in developing young scientists who are passionate in research in the field of assisted reproduction technology. He holds several adjunct positions with local universities including University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.

The Laboratory Team

From our humble beginnings with two Embryologists in 2003, the Laboratory at Fertility North has come a long way and now boasts a team of 10 vibrant and committed staff, who each bring with them a wealth of local, national and international clinical and research experience.  The Embryology Laboratory is staffed every day of the week, and as a safety precaution is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Most patients’ first interaction with our Laboratory takes place during their fertility investigations, where the team are responsible for sperm testing.  Appointments are available on selected weekdays and Saturday mornings, and can be made by telephoning the Laboratory on 9301 1075.

The Embryology team then comes to the fore when patients undertake fertility treatments, such as  Insemination, IVF, ICSI, Frozen Embryo Transfer and more.  The Embryologists will be with you each step of the way, from the collection of your eggs and the preparation of sperm for insemination, to the creation of embryos and their ongoing culture, the transfer of embryo(s) into the uterus and long-term embryo storage.

Our Laboratory team aim to be leaders in our field; we are committed to ongoing professional development and also actively participate in research and education in the Scientific Community on a local and national level.  All of our Embryologists belong to Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT), as well as the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) and we regularly present the findings of our research at local and national conferences and meetings.

Ultimately, the Embryology team takes pride in providing the best possible care for our patients, their gametes and embryos, and we look forward to guiding our patients through the scientific aspect of their journey.  If there is anything you would like to know or anything we can do to help, we are simply a phone call away.