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Embryological Laboratory

Olexiy Pravdyuk

Olexiy Pravdyuk is IVF Lab Director at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

In 2002 Olexiy Pravdyuk graduated from the Department of Biology of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

In 2003 he obtained a Master’s Degree in Biology at the Department of Mycology and Phytoimmunology of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

In 2013 Olexiy Pravdyuk obtained a PhD degree in Biology at the Department of Cryobiochemistry, Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. PhD thesis: “Cryopreservation of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Encapsulated to Alginate Microbeads”

Work experience:

From 2004 to 2006 he worked at Molecular Diagnostics Bioanalytical technologies, Kharkiv.

In 2007 – 2014 he worked as a junior research associate at the Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

From 2007 to 2010 Olexiy worked as an embryologist at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

From 2010 he has been working as IVF Lab Director at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.He is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine (UARM) and American Association of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).


Iryna Terpiacha

Iryna Terpiacha is an embryologist and biologist at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

In 1994 Iryna graduated from V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

From 1994 to 1998 she was completing a part-time post-graduate course at the Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

In 2004 Iryna obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biology.

Work experience:

From 1987 to 2011 she was a member of the Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Since 1988 Iryna has been working at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.She is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Ukrainian association of reproductive medicine (UARM), Russian Association of Human Reproduction (RAHR) and author of more than 20 scientific publications.


Oleksandr Ignatov

Oleksandr Ignatov is an embryologist at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

From September 1998 to June 2003 Oleksandr obtained first Bachelor’s, later Master’s degree in Biochemistry at the Department of Biology at Kharkiv National University.

In May 2003 he graduated from Molecular Biology Educational Center (branch of Moscow State University) in Pushchino, Moscow Region.

In July 2009 Oleksandr obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in the group of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Glockshuber at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.

From July 2009 to April 2010 he was having postdoctoral studies in the group of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Glockshuber at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.

Since December 2010 Oleksandr has been working at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

In July 2017 he was certified by ESHRE as a Clinical Embryologist.

In December 2018 Oleksandr obtained Certificate of Achievement “Clinical cioinformatics: unlocking genomics in healthcare” at the university of Manchester.He is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Ukrainian association of reproductive medicine (UARM).


Liliia Shatalova

Liliia Shatalova is an embryologist at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

In 2005 she finished Kharkov Basic Medical College №1 specializing in paramedic assistance, Junior Specialist.

From 2005 to 2009 she studied at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry.

In 2009 – 2010 Liliia Shatalova studied at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University and obtained a Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

In 2017 she completed a specialization course “Clinical Biochemistry” at Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.

In 2010 – 2011 Liliia worked at the position of laboratory assistant with higher education at the Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Since 2011 she has been working at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.She is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Ukrainian association of reproductive medicine (UARM).


Tetiana Korobelnikova

Tetiana Korobelnikova is an embryologist at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

In 2003–2008 Tatiana studied at the Faculty of Biology of H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University specializing in Biology and Chemistry.

From 2007 to 2009 she studied practical psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University.

2008–2011 Tetiana was covering a course of postgraduate studies on the basis of the Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine at the Department of Cryobiochemistry at H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University and defended a PhD thesis “Cryopreservation of isolated neural cells of newborn rats in suspension and as a part of aggregates”.

From August 2008 to October 2008 she was a member of the Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology at H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National  Pedagogical University.

In February 2012 – May 2013 Tetiana worked as a research scholar at Tong Yuan, Changchun (China).Since 2014 she has been working at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.


Kateryna Borodai

Kateryna Borodai is an embryologist at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

From 2005 to 2010 she studied at the Department of Human and Animal Physiology School of Biology at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

In 2010-2013 Kateryna was doing a postgraduate course at the Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Katerina is a Master of Biological Sciences.Since 2011 she has been working at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.


Natalia Stieklienova

Natalia Stieklienova is an embryologist of the Dnipro branch of Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.

In 1993 – 1998 Natalia studied at Biophysics and Biochemistry Department of Dnipropetrovsk National University.

From 2003 to 2009 she was having a postgraduate course at the Dnipropetrovsk National Medical Academy.

In 2009 Natalia obtained a PhD degree in Biology.

In 2014 she completed a thematical upgrading course “Main Aspects of Embryology in ART Programs”.

Work experience:

In 1998 – 2003 Natalia worked as a senior assistant at Dnipropetrovsk National Medical Academy.

From 2003 to 2008 she worked as a junior research assistant at Dnipropetrovsk National Medical Academy.

In 2008 – 2016 Natalia occupied the position of educator at Dnipropetrovsk National Medical Academy.

From 2014 to 2017 she worked as an embryologist at Medical Center “Medical Plaza”, Dnipro.Since 2017 Natalia has been working at the Dnipro branch of Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF.