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Artificial insemination at the IVF Laboratory

Long years of experience and accuracy

If you are having artificial insemination, the preparation and implementation will take place in our laboratory for in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Because we use all standard therapy method, we can exploit all opportunities for the fulfilment of your desire to have children. It goes without saying that all procedures and treatment results are continuously checked.

Rely on the experience of our biologists and laboratory assistants!
Dr. rer. nat. Diplom Biologist Bastian Schäferhoff
Head of the andrological
and reproductive medical laboratories


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Curriculum Vitae

Education
  • 2000-2002 Training as a state-approved biological-technical assistant
  • 2002-2007 University of Bonn, Diplom Biologist
  • 2007-2011 PhD at the Universities of Bonn and Münster


Professional experience
  • 2002 InfraServ analysis, Knapsack
  • 2005-2006 Institute for Cellular and Molecular Botany (IZMB) at the University of Bonn
  • 2006-2007 Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn
  • 2009 Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • 2007-2009 Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn
  • 2009-2011 Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity at the University of Münster
  • Since 2011 MVZ PAN Institute of Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the PAN Klinik am Neumarkt, Cologne


Publications
  • Schäferhoff, B., A. Fleischmann, E. Fischer, DC Albach, T. Borsch, G. Heubl and KF Müller: Towards resolving Lamiales relationships: insights from rapidly evolving chloroplast sequences. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 352
  • Fleischmann, Av B. Schäferhoff, G. Heubl, F. Rivadavia, W. Barthlott and KF Müller 2010: Phylogenetics and character evolution in the carnivorous plant genus Genlisea A. St.-Hil. (Lentibulariaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56, 2: 768-783
  • Schäferhoff, B., K. F. Müller and T. Borsch. 2009: Caryophyllales phylogenetics: disentangling Phytolaccaceae and Molluginaceae and description of Microteaceae as a new isolated family. Willdenowia - Annais of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem 39: 209-228
  • Schäferhoff, B., Fleischmann, A., Fischer, E., Albach, D.C, Borsch, T., Heubl, G., Müller, K.F.: Towards resolving Lamiales relationships: insights from rapidly evolving chloroplast sequences. Biosystematics 2011 - Abstracts
  • Schäferhoff, B.: Carnivory in Lamiales. Evolution across Fields 2011 - Abstracts.
  • Schäferhoff, B., Müller, K.F., Quandt, D., Borsch, T.: Phylogeny of Caryophyllales based on petD group II intron sequences and effects of indel coding on phylogeny inference. Systematics 2007 - Abstracts


Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Latin
  • French


Dipl. Biol. Manuel Kernbach
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Lebenslauf
Geburtsdatum: 07. Juli 1980
Nationalität: deutsch

Berufserfahrung
  • Seit 10/2005 Projektmitarbeiter in der Forschungs- und Entwicklungsabteilung der Miltenyi Biotee GmbH
  • Poster: „Novel Tools for Identification and Purification of Cardiomyocytes, Fibroblasts and Endothelial Cells From Neonatal Mouse and Rat Hearts”. (2015)
  • Paper: „Differential Expression Levels of Integrin a6 Enable the Selective Identification and Isolation of Atrial and Ventricular Cardiomyocytes”. (2015)

Hochschulbildung
  • 10/2000-07/2005 Studium der Biologie an der Universität zu Köln
  • Diplomarbeit am Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Strukturbiologie und Biophysik (ISB) unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Benjamin Kaupp: „Untersuchung der Dynamik von Konformationsänderungen zyklisch-nukleotid abhängiger Ionenkanäle (CNG-Kanäle)“

Sprachen
  • Englisch
  • Französisch
M.Sc. Victoria Zent
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Our assistants in the IVF/ICSI laboratory

  • Senior BTA Heike Schröder
  • BTA Sabine Fischenich
  • MTA Bettina Kirwel
  • MTA Brigitte Kolenda
  • BTA Sylvia Sommer

How does the IVF laboratory steer the success of my fertility treatment?

A key criterion for the success of in vitro fertilisation (IVF/ICSI) is the selection of an optimal matured egg from a sufficient number of cells recovered. The pre-implantation diagnostics (PID), particularly the polar body diagnostics have led to no convincing results here. The analyses (meta-analyses) of international studies have shown a negative effect on the pregnancy rate in some cases. The pre-implantation diagnostics will therefore be only important provisionally for the diagnosis of monogenic hereditary diseases.

Non-invasive selection methods as morphological criteria and cell secretion offer a promising alternative. Standardised tests in recent years have allowed us to select the egg cells with the best implantation probability. Amongst other things, our pregnancy rates for all patients studied (n = 1657) up to 40 years increased to 45% per embryo transfer in the first attempt.

The reproductive medicine laboratory naturally works under clean room conditions.