Ellen Goossens

Ellen Goossens is affiliated to the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she is professor in reproductive biology. In 2006, she obtained her doctoral degree in the domain of male fertility preservation. Currently, she is chair of the Biology of the Testis lab at the VUB. Her research focusses on spermatogenesis with a special interest in preventing male infertility after spermatogonial stem cell loss. She studied cryopreservation, transplantation and in-vitro differentiation of testicular tissue and cells.

Ellen is member of the Male Oncofertility Scientific Committee and is basic science officer of the ESHRE Special Interest Group Andrology. She has published over 100 papers in (inter)national journals. In 2011, she was awarded the prize of the Royal Belgian Academy for Medicine for her work on prevention of infertility after chemo- or radiotherapy.