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PhD projects

-Oocyte DNA repair capacity
-Sperm DNA damage
-Idiopathic infertility
-Non-invasive biomakers
-Artificial intelligence in IVF
-Reproductive genetics


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Personal profile


Dr Fabrizzio Horta is a medical reproductive scientist who started his career as a research Andrologist. He has been involved in IVF as a clinical Andrologist and actively working in the field of IVF as clinical embryologist. He was the head of Andrology for 6 years and obtained experience in IVF in the most prestigious unit of reproductive medicine of South America; UMR, Clinica las Condes, Santiago, Chile. He has undertaken studies in Medical Science, Medicine, Master of Clinical Embryology and PhD studies at Monash University in Melbourne, fellowship in molecular and clinical Andrology as well as training in biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published several papers and book chapters mainly related to male infertility, presented in international conferences and currently developing research in male infertility, idiopathic infertility, biomarkers and non-invasive biomarkers of gamete and embyo quality, sperm DNA damage, sperm selection, Artifitial Intelligence and technology innovation in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. He currently works lecturing and developing research at the department of obstetrics and gynecology, Monash University where he already has completed supervision of research projects of more than 50 students up to date. He is actively developing research with graduate students under his supervision.

Additionally, he also consults as Clinical Embryologist and as Scientific Advisor in innovation and reproductive genetics.


Monash University teaching commitment

Unit coordinator/practical unit coordinator:

-MCE5105 Theory: ART laboatory process (Andrology)

-MCE5112 Practical: ART laboratory processes (Andrology)


Lecturer and/or assessor in:

MCE5100 Biology of reproduction

MCE5105 Theory: ART laboratory processes (andrology)

- MCE5103 Theory: ART laboratory processes (embryology)

- MCE5101 Infertility treatment strategies

- MCE5200 ART Laboratory operations and management

- MCE5212 Genetic testing in ART

- MCE5205 Research in ART (Designing and Applying)

- GRS4202 Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Genetics

- GRS4100 Laboratory skills in reproductive science

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • IVF
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Infertility
  • Andrology
  • Clinical Embryology
  • Reproductive genetics
  • AI in IVF


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