Trophectoderm Biopsy Workshop at RSCB


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This course will be held at our new ART training facility, the Reproductive Skills Centre (RSCB), located at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRG) – UZ Brussel (University Hospital Brussels). Attendees will also be given a guided tour of the CRG laboratory.

Course Objectives

The workshop aims to provide a comprehensive overview of biopsy of trophectoderm (TE) cells from blastocysts and consider the various approaches to genetic analysis.  It will explore methods for TE biopsy as well as handling, tubing, and traceability of the sample.  In addition, the methods for genetic testing and dealing with results will be explored.

Hands-on sessions will allow participants to practice TE biopsy using mouse embryos.  The workshop will also examine working with off-site genetics labs.


  • Trophectoderm Biopsy (day 5)
  • Handling biopsied samples
  • Working with an off-site genetic testing provider

Course Design

  • 2-day course
  • Emphasis on hands-on time with one-to-one supervised practice complemented by lectures and discussion
  • Limited to 3 participants to ensure an intensive and focused training experience
  • This course is for embryologists only

Minimum Experience

It is essential that all participants are experienced ICSI practitioners with suitably advanced micromanipulation skills and expertise.  Please note, the sessions will use Research Instruments Integra 3™ micromanipulators and Saturn 5™ laser systems, so participants must be prepared to use them.

Fee | Accommodation

The course fee is EUR 1300. Transportation and accommodation are not included; however, hotel recommendations will be made at the time of booking and directions given for travel to the facility.  A required time of arrival at the training center will also be stipulated.

Lunches and refreshments will be provided during the course.  If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know upon registration.


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