The European Medical Journal Editorial Board is composed of internationally renowned health experts, academics and clinicians. Regular contact with board members ensures that all comments, guidance and suggestions are received and handled appropriately.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof Joep Geraedts

Emeritus Professor and Former Head of the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Dr Signe Altmäe

Senior Researcher, Competence Centre on Health Technologies, Tartu, Estonia.

Dr Christiani Amorim

Gynecology Unit, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Dr Petya Andreeva

Obstetrician Gynecologist; Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Consultant, D-r Shterev Hospital, Sofia; Associate Professor, South-West University, Blagoevgrad Bulgaria; Member of Committee of National Representatives, European Society of Human Reproduction of Embryology (ESHRE).

Dr George Anifandis

Lecturer in Human Embryology, Clinical Embryologist, IVF Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.

Dr Kristo Ausmees

Medical Director and CEO, Medita Clinic, Tartu, Estonia; Member of the European Association of Urology, European Academy of Andrology, Baltic Society of Andrology, Baltic Society of Fertility, and Estonian Society of Urology; Awarded the Karl Storz First Prize for abstract entitled ‘Prevalence of asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis in ageing male with lower urinary tract symptoms’ at the European Association of Urology 3rd North Eastern European Meeting, Szczecin, Poland.

Prof Elisabetta Baldi

Associate Professor of Medical Pathology, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; Member of the American Society of Andrology, European Academy of Andrology, and Italian Society of Medical Andrology and Sexual Medicine.

Dr Mátyás Benyó

Assistant Professor, Center of Andrology, Department of Urology, Clinical Centre, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.

Dr Arianna D’Angelo

Consultant in Assisted Reproduction, Clinical Lecturer/ Director of Postgraduate Course in Ultrasound, Wales Fertility Institute-Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Dr Monica Marina Dascalescu

Senior Embryologist, Columna Medical Center, Bucharest, Romania.

Dr Gabriel de Candolle

Consultant Gynaecologist, Clinique Générale Beaulieu, Geneva, Switzerland; Secretary General, International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS).

Dr Mahmut Cerkez Ergoren

Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus; Experimental Health Sciences Research Centre (DESAM), Near East University.

Prof Dr Wolfgang Holzgreve

Medical Director and CEO of the Hospital Management Board, University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany.

Dr Antonio Simone Laganà

Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood “G. Barresi”, University of Messina, Messina, Italy; Member of the Expert Panel, Italian Association of Endometriosis; Junior Deputy of Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE); In-Training Member of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) and International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG); Member of the Italian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (SEGI).

Dr Jacek Malejczyk

Chairman and Professor, Chair and Department of Histology and Embryology, Centre of Biostructure Research, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Professor and Head, Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Warsaw, Poland.

Dr Carmen Messerlian

Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Prof Dr Liselotte Mettler

Emeritus Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel; Executive Director, International Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR); Honorary Patron, Kiel School of Gynaecological Endoscopy & Reproductive Medicine; General Manager of Gyne Consulting Kiel, Kiel, Germany; Lecturer and Visiting Professor, German Medical Center (GMC), Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE.

Dr Monica Muratori

Sexual Medicine and Andrology Unit, Department of Experimental, Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Dr Aonghus Nolan

Emeritus Scientific Director/Clinical Embryologist, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

Dr Galia Oron

Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Dr Ioana Rugescu

Safety and Quality Specialist, Bucharest, Romania; General Secretary, AER Embryologists Association; Elected Deputy, Safety and Quality Interest Group, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology; Romanian Data Collecting Representative, Data Consortium ESHRE-EIM (European IVF Monitoring).

Prof Eduard Ruiz-Castañé

Director of the Andrology Service, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain; Member of the Asociación Española de Urología, Asociación Española de Andrología, Asociación Española de Fertilidad, American Urological Association, American Society of Andrology, American Fertility Association, American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons, European Academy of Andrology, European Society for Male Genital Surgery, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, New York Academy of Sciences, and American Association for the Advancement of Science; Awarded The Gamete Analytics Award for Top Quality Research by a Trainee (2011), Title: ‘Genetic risk factors in non-syndromic cryptorchidism: the T222P mutation of RXFP2 and the (TA)n polymorphism of ESR1 in Mediterranean populations’ at the International Symposium on Genetics of Male Infertility.

Dr Katja Teerds

Associate Professor, Human and Animal Physiology, Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Dr Antoine Watrelot

Hôpital NATECIA, Lyon, France.