Research & Publications
After following an academic career including the degrees in BSc. in Biology (METU/ Ankara/Turkey) and MSc. And Ph.D. degrees in Biotechnology (2001) (METU/Ankara/Turkey), Cihan Halicigil joined to the Hacettepe University, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology IVF unit in 2001. He had his second MSc. From Leeds University in Clinical Embryology (2005). Since 2001, He has been involved over 13000 fresh cycles, and over 7000 frozen embryo transfer cycles. He has trained more than 40 clinical embryologists and IVF laboratory directors. He has directed Florence Nightingale Gayrettepe IVF laboratory and Acibadem Maslak IVF Laboratory back in Turkey during 2003-2015. Also, he has built or refurbished 17 IVF laboratories. He is an AAB certified high complexity laboratory director (HCLD) since 2017. After moving to USA in 2015, he helped to start and worked at the Carolinas Fertility Institute program in Winston-Salem, NC as the senior embryologist which became one of the most successful and distinguished programs in USA.
Dr. Halicigil's major interests are embryo culture, micromanipulation techniques, cryopreservation, PGT, timelapse microscopy, and laboratory automation.
Education & Training
- MScLeeds University, Clinical Embryology (2005)
- PhDMiddle East Technical University, Biology (2001)
- MScMiddle East Technical University (1992)
- BScMiddle East Technical University, Biology (1988)
- Board CertificationAmerican Board of Bioanalysis, Laboratory Director (2023, recertified: 2023)
- Current updates on Timelapse Microscopy and AI in IVFMoscow, Moscow, Russia 2022MCARM Conference of Reproductive Specialists
- Oocyte Cryopreservation; How far we have come.https://www.nichecongress.com/en/program-en/; Ankara, Ankara, Turkey 2022NICHE 2022
- IVF Applications in U.S.A.İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey 2021Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine Embryology Panel
- Future Technologies in IVFhttp://congress.ivmed.com.ua/#program 20192nd International Congress of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Kyiv, Ukrain, 2019
- Trophectoderm Biopsy Techniques: Fast and FuriousPhoenix, AZ, United States 2018SWES
- The comparison of five percent and ten percent oxygen concentration in human embryo culture in terms of IVF/ICSI outcomeLyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 2007Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology