Marta Jansa Perez PhD
Marta joined is the Director of Embryology at BPAS and is leading on the development of a new fertility service that puts patients at the core of the treatment by providing them with evidence based information and supporting them in decision making throughout their fertility journey.
Marta trained as an undergraduate in Barcelona (Spain) and was awarded a PhD for her thesis from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona on gene expression in mammary gland during lactation. She then did post doctoral research on zebrafish embryonic development in New Zealand. She has worked in clinical embryology and fertility service delivery since 1998, first in New Zealand and Australia and later on in London.
In the UK, she has worked mostly in NHS services, initially at King’s College Hospital as Consultant Embryologist and at Imperial College Hospital IVF unit as the Head of Embryology from 2012 where she directed a laboratory of 10 Embryologists providing state of the art technology to all fertility treatments as well as PGT-M.
She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. She has participated in numerous research projects and has also co-authored professional guidelines on the medical and laboratory procurement and use of sperm oocyte and embryo donors.
She was the Embryologist representative of the British Fertility Society Executive Committee for 5 years and is currently the Treasurer of the Society. Marta is a member of the Association Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). She is a member of the HFEA Licenced Centres Panel and as such works with the regulator on emerging issues in the sector.
In January 2011 she was awarded the Claire Gillott Memorial Prize by the Association of Clinical Embryologists for her leadership role as a Consultant Embryologist at King's College Hospital. In 2019 her and her team at Imperial were awarded the ‘Make a difference award’ for excellent patient care and clinical outcomes.