Research Laboratory of Reproductive Technologies

 
Inga Gorelova, MD, PhD
Head of Laboratory, Ob/Gyn

Major research and clinical areas

  1. Treatment of all types of female and male infertility:
    • developing new approaches to non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis
    • increasing the efficiency and safety of IVF protocols
    • increasing chances of pregnancy in women with multiple failed IVF attempts in history
  2. Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis
  3. Studying and managing metabolic disorders and microbiomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
  4. Studying the metabolomics in non-communicable diseases associated with infertility (endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome)
  5. Fertility programs in cancer patients:
    • cryopreservation of eggs, sperm and embryos before cancer treatment
    • development of ovarian tissue cryopreservation techniques
  6. Pregnancy planning, infertility treatment and pregnancy management in women with severe medical conditions

Grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

  • Methodology of an integrated approach to the problem of maintaining reproductive health in female epilepsy (2015—2017)
  • Medical and social problems of pregnancy in epilepsy: reproductive indicators, prognosis of outcomes, management of adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs (2018)

Participation in the clinical testing of new treatments

  • “Improving the outcomes of IVF programs in patients with multiple failed IVF attempts using autologous embryo-cumulus cells co-culture and a new CAT transfer technology” (2015—2017)
  • “Laser optimization of the ICSI procedure as part of the infertility treatment with ART in patients with poor oocyte quality” (2017)

International collaboration

Jointly with the Laboratory for Endocrine Diseases in Pregnancy and the Bar-Ilan University (Israel), the Laboratory has been conducting a study on the effects of different weight loss methods on fertility and microbiomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity.

Participation in conferences (2017–2018)
  • 7th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health. Dublin, Ireland, 2017
  • Interregional conference with international participation, Drug Safety: Basic and Applied Issues. Petersburg, Russia, 2017
  • 16th All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with international participation, Polenov’s Readings — 2017. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017
  • XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2017). Kyoto, Japan, 2017
  • 4th All-Russian conference with international participation, Perinatal Medicine: From Preconception to Healthy Motherhood and Childhood. Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • Conference, Obesity and Reproduction. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • 2nd Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference and Workshop with international participation, Drug Safety: Basic and Applied Issues. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • All-Russian youth medical conference with international participation, Almazov’s Readings — 2018. Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • 19th All-Russian Scientific and Educational Forum, Mother and Child — 2018. Moscow, Russia, 2018
  • Congress with international participation, 20th Davidenkov’s Readings dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the first Russian chair for advanced training of neurologists. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • All-Russian Congress with international participation, Women's Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Status. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • 13th Annual All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with international participation, Health as the Basis of Human Potential: Problems and Solutions. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • 5th All-Russian conference with international participation, Perinatal Medicine: From Preconception to Healthy Motherhood and Childhood. Petersburg, Russia, 2019
  • Saint Petersburg Forum — How to Fight Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Patient Focus. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2019
  • Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference (17th Northern Weekend School) for neurologists of St. Petersburg and the Northwestern Federal District, Innovations in Clinical Neurology. Sestroretsk, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2019

Educational programmes

At the Research Laboratory of Reproductive Technologies and Assisted Reproductive Technology Department, specialists receive training on the cycle “Assisted Reproductive Technologies”. The trainees receive lecture material based on modern research data and take part in the daily work of the department (outpatient visits and procedures).