Monash IVF Research and Education Foundation


Monash IVF recognises the benefits of conducting original research and of undertaking dynamic educational programs to maintain its leading position in reproductive medicine, and to fulfil its social duty to improve healthcare. In 2010 the Monash IVF Board of Directors approved the creation of the Monash IVF Research and Education Foundation (MREF), operating under an Advisory Board of clinical, scientific and educational specialists to advise on ways in which Monash IVF could produce internationally-recognised research, to provide educational programs for professionals and to raise community awareness and knowledge in reproductive medicine.




Download the 2016 Research and Education Foundation Annual Report Here.


Our research projects are divided into the following categories:


The Stream Study: the Effect of Ovarian Stimulation on Oocyte Quality and Embryonic Aneuploidy

Effect of ovarian stimulation on oocyte quality and embryonic aneuploidy: a prospective, randomised controlled trial

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The Uterine Microbiome and Metabolome: How Does It Correlate with Pregnancy Success Rates?

Identify biomarkers in the maternal microbiome and metabolome that correlate with IVF outcomes from embryo transfer of PGS screened embryos

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Optimising Progesterone Supplementation in Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycles

Prospective randomised trial of change of progesterone dosage in HRT FETs with low serum progesterone concentrations after 2 days of treatment

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A Survey of Cancer Survivors Who Stored Reproductive Material at Monash Ivf

Fertility preservation before cancer treatment (through freezing of sperm, oocytes, ovarian tissue, testicular tissue, or embryos) is a service offered by Monash IVF. The needs of patients who store reproductive material before treatment for cancer are poorly understood and there is scant evidence to inform best clinical practice. The significance for cancer survivors of reproductive

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Petals: a Longitudinal Study Exploring Women’s Experiences Following a Prenatal Diagnosis of Foetal Abnormality

Advances in genetic testing and prenatal screening has greatly improved our ability to detect foetal abnormalities during pregnancy. In Australia, approximately 4% of babies are born with a foetal abnormality and many of these were diagnosed during pregnancy. The diagnosis of a foetal abnormality during pregnancy can be understandably very distressing for parents. Our research

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Embryonic Heart Rate As a Determinant of First Trimester Pregnancy Success

The establishment of a normal range of embryonic heart rates in IVF pregnancies at seven weeks’ gestation in an Australian population: embryonic heart rate as a determinant of first trimester loss

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Testing of Cell-free Dna in Maternal Blood for Chromosomal Abnormalities

Non-Invasive prenatal testing with cell-free DNA for fetal trisomies, 21,18 and 13 in an ART population.

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Three Dimensional Ultrasounds to Investigate the Uterine Lining

Three dimensional ultrasound of the junctional zone in myometrial pathology and their correlation with pregnancy rates

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Studies on the Genetic Basis of Male Infertility

Studies on the genetic basis of male and idiopathic infertility, and the trans-generational health of children conceived through ART

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The Impact of Unrecognised Chlamydial Infection on Sperm

The effects of unrecognised Chlamydial infection on sperm production in human infertility

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The Health and Fertility of Young Men Conceived Using Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (icsi)

Health and fertility of young men conceived using Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection

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Intentional Endometrial Injury, Endometrial Cells and Ivf Outcomes

Role of Endometrial Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Endometrial Injury Effect on ART Outcomes: the Fourth Hypothesis

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Endometrial Thickness and Its Association with Uterine Contractility in Ivf

Endometrial thickness and its association with uterine hyper-peristalsis in IVF

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Future Fertility: Fertility Understanding Through Registry and Evaluation

Fertility Understanding through Registry and Evaluation

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