King's Fertility Lourder Muriel Lab manager

Lourdes discovered her passion for fertility treatments after graduating in Biological Sciences in her native Spain in 2000. After completing an MSc in Assisted Reproduction at the renowned Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, she undertook a PhD project at the the Oncologic Centre in A Coruña.

Focussing on sperm DNA damage and male infertility, Lourdes’ research was published in several publications and inspired the development of a new method in assessing damaged sperm: the Halosperm.

In 2010, she moved to the UK to work as a senior embryologist whilst simultaneously completing another MSc - this time in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine at University College London.

In 2013, Lourdes became an HCPC-registered clinical scientist and joined the Assisted Conception Unit at King’s College Hospital, now King's Fertility, as a consultant embryologist.

Over 15 years after starting her career, Lourdes is as enthusiastic now as she was on day one to be combining two passions: embryology and patient care.