Experts in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Master in Cellular Biology of the Department of Cellular Biology and Physiology of the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1991) and Doctor in Biological Sciences for the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1995), Dr Giménez incorporated into the scientific team of the Institute of Fundamental Biology (at present IBB) under the direction of Dr. Francesca Vidal (1989). From the beginning, his research was focused towards the development of preimplantation genetic diagnosis techniques, in the field of cytogenetics for X-linked disorders, aneuploidy and translocations and later in the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for single gene diseases. In 1994, the Group of Research in Human Preimplantation Embryos, which included Dr. Giménez, obtained the first birth in Spain after PGD by FISH. After 1994 and in collaboration with Dr. Josep Santaló, he began to work in the application of developed PGD techniques to detect cystic fibrosis culminating in the first pregnancy in Spain to term after PGD by PCR.

In 2003 he obtained the Specialization degree in Assisted Human Reproduction granted by ASEBIR, and in 2008 that of “Senior Embryologist” from ESHRE, followed in 2009 by the degree of Master in Genetic Counseling for the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. He is a co director of dissertations of graduation and doctoral theses and he has participated in the publication of some 20 national and international scientific papers.

From 1997 to 2003 Dr Giménez worked at Hospital Quirón of Barcelona. 2003 he cofounded Reprogenetics Spain with Mireia Sandalinas, Emma Triviño, Santiago Munné and Jacques Cohen. Since then, he is the molecular laboratory director, and the co-director of Reprogenetics Spain.