Prof. H. Touyrnaye
Dr. Herman Tournaye is full professor and chairman of the department of Gynecology-Fertility in the university hospital of The Dutch-speaking Brussels Free University (Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB). After his training as a gynecologist in 1991, he joined the Centre for Reproductive Medicine Brussels where he became clinical and scientific director in 2011. Apart from reproductive medicine, he has a special interest in reproductive andrology. In 2000 he started the research group BITE (biology of the testis) at the VUB focussing on the reproductive potential of testicular stem cells. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed papers, including >50 as a first and >80 as a last author (WoS h-index of 60). At the medical faculty he teaches developmental biology/embryology and reproductive medicine. He is coordinator of the international training centres of the European Board and College for Obs and Gyne and the European Academy for Andrology, both associated to his university hospital.