Marja Mikkola, Norway
Sperm Vital AS
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.
Hilde Aardema, The Netherlands
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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
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
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.
Karolien Desmet, Norway
Store Ree breeding station
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.
Hanna Grothmann, Germany
Synetics Germany GmbH
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.
Hélène Quinton, France
Evolution Department of Embryo Production
35538 Noyal-sur-Vilaine Cedex,
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.
Jane Morrell, Sweden
Department of Clinical Sciences
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Pablo Bermejo-Alvarez, Spain
Animal Reproduction Department
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.
James Quinn, Ireland