Board of Govenors


Marja Mikkola, Norway

SpermVital AS

Hamar, Norway


About Marja:

Marja is R&D manager at Spermvital AS. Before focusing in bull fertility and semen preservation she has worked on the female fertility for ET industry. During her free time she enjoys nature and hiking, especially in the northernmost part of her home country Finland.

Vice President

Hilde Aardema, The Netherlands
Utrecht University
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
The Netherlands


About Hilde:

Hilde is a veterinarian and specialist in reproduction (ECAR diplomate). She heads the reproduction facility of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University. Her research focus is on the impact of the maternal (metabolic) environment on oocytes and embryos including the potential effects of microplastics on reproduction.


Pascal Salvetti, France

Innovation, Research Development and Transfer Dept. Eliance 

Nouzilly, France



About Pascal:

Pascal manages Eliance's bovine experimental facilities in Nouzilly, where he is dedicated to the optimization of embryo technologies for safe and efficient French and Belgian breeding programme. As well as serving as representative to the ET Industry and French Foundation, Pascal will be the next Treasurer of the AETE.  Outside of work, Pascal enjoys spending time with his tow sons through involvement in parents and sports associations and by exploring other cultures.


Christine Wrenzycki, Germany

Department for Molecular Reproductive Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Justus-Lieberg-University Giessen




About Christine:

Christine is a Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Biotechnology at the Justus-University-Giessen, with a specific interest in assisted reproductive technologies in cattle.  She will take over as AETE Secretary from 2023. Outside work, Christine likes to ride carriages and train her Border Terrier, Winston.

Newsletter and communications

Karolien Desmet, Norway

Geno SA

Store Ree breeding station

Hamar, Norway



About Karolien:

Karolien is the veterinarian responsible for embryo production at the Norwegian cattle breeding company Geno. Outside of work, she enjoys horse riding, nature, reading and baking. 

Representative of ET industry

Hanna Grothmann, Germany

Synetics Germany GmbH

ET-Station Nückel

Loxstedt, Germany



About Hanna:

Hanna is ET-Station manager at Synetics Germany and responsible for the IVP laboratory in Nückel, having worked with bovine embryos for all of her professional career. She is a veterinarian specialized in reproductive medicine and passionate about all aspects assisted reproduction in animals.Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, horses, and other pets, as well as with friends. She is also always enthusiastic about good food.

Annual Statistics and AETE / IETS HASAC Contact

Hélène Quinton, France

Evolution Department of Embryo Production

35538 Noyal-sur-Vilaine Cedex,




About Helene:

Helene is the veterinarian responsible for embryo production at EVOLUTION for the co-operative INNOVAL. As well as collating ET Statistics on behalf of the AETE, Helene is also the contact for the IETS HASAC committee.  Outside of work, Helene enjoys long walks with her dogs and friends, visiting heritage houses and gardens, cinema, fine food and gardening.

Scientific committee

Jane Morrell, Sweden

Department of Clinical Sciences

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Uppsala, Sweden



About Jane:

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Student affairs

Pablo Bermejo-Alvarez, Spain

Animal Reproduction Department 


Madrid, Spain 



About Pablo:

Pablo is a veterinarian, senior researcher and group leader at INIA, CSIC. His research focuses on employing gene editing and in vitro approaches to understand reproductive failures in farm animals, particularly those occurring during conceptus elongation. 

ET Practitioner Affairs

James Quinn, Ireland





About James:

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