Elisabeth Halbe (graduate biologist)

Head of IVF laboratory

Professional experience
Graduate biologist Elisabeth Halbe is a proven expert in the field of reproductive biology and in her career spanning over 20 years, she has led several IVF laboratories.

After studying biology with a specialisation in cell biology and microbiology at Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn, and graduating in 1991, she decided to focus on the field of reproductive medicine.

She became familiar with the techniques used in reproductive biology in one of the largest reproductive medicine laboratories in Düsseldorf. She then headed up several IVF laboratories. In Düsseldorf-Benrath (1998-2006), she established a new reproductive medicine unit with the associated quality management system.

She was one of those responsible for maintaining the reproductive medicine department at Freiburg University Hospital (2008-2012).

After this, she took on a freelance consulting role for several laboratories, including a 3-month period spent in Abu Dhabi (Tawam Hospital). Since 2015, she has managed the IVF laboratory at the Fertility Centre run by Prof. Kissler and Prof. Merz at Nordwestkrankenhaus Frankfurt.

In 2004, Ms Halbe was awarded a specialist qualification in human reproductive biology.


Member of the “Human Reproductive Biology” working group
Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

Ann-Cathrin Seuffert

2011-2015 Training as biology technician with Merck KGaA in Darmstadt
Since 2015 employed as a biology technician

Susan Javaherian

2010-2014 Studied biotechnology in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Bachelor of Applied Science)
2015-2017 TA, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Universität des Saarlandes
Active in the practice since June 2017

Yoanna Lazarova

2011-2015 Bachelor’s degree in Medical Biology from the Faculty of Biology, Paisii Hilendarski University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015-2016 Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the Faculty of Biology, Paisii Hilendarski University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

11/2013 - 02/2014 Internship in biochemical laboratory, Pazardzhik Hospital, Bulgaria
05/2014 - 08/2014 Quality control – “Haygrove”, Ledbury, United Kingdom
05/2015 - 06/2017 Biologist/andrologist, IVF Zentrum “MC Trakiya” Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Employed since December 2018


Lara Will

2012-2015 Biology studies at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Bachelor of Science)
2015-2017 Molecular Biosciences studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Master of Science)
Employed since 2018

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