Başak Balaban

Reproductive Health (IVF)


Başak Balaban
  • Studied infertility actively at the Assisted Reproduction Center of Brussels University.
  • Scientific Consultant of IVF Laboratory at Reproductive Health Unit of Koç University since 2016.
  • Authored more than 65 articles that were published in international journals and book chapters published at local and international scale.
  • Founding member of Clinic Embryology Association founded in 2009 and was the chair of the Association in 2011-2013 and 2015-2017. 
  • The chair of ALPHA (Scientists for Reproductive Medicine) Embryology Association, an international embryology society, for 2 terms from 2008 to 2012.
  • Member of Advisory Board for Turkey of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) from 1999 to 2015. Board member of the society  between 2015 and 2019.
  • Board member of TSRM (Reproductive Health and Infertility Association), first national infertility association in Turkey, since 2016.
  • Principal fields of clinical interest:
    • Embryo/ Blastocyst culture and selection,
    • Cryopreservation techniques for reproductive cells,
    • Clinical embryology/ Reproductive biology,
    • In-vitro culture techniques,
    • In vitro maturation,
    • Cryopreservation.


Education Institution Year
Embryology / Reproductive Biology Education Brussels Schotsman Infertility Management Foundation and Assisted Reproduction Center, Brussels University 1995 - 1999
Bachelor’s Degree Department of Biology, Ankara University 1990 - 1993


Title Institution Year
Director In-vitro Fertilization Laboratory, American Hospital. 1996 - to date
Director In-vitro Fertilization Laboratory, German Hospital, Istanbul. 1996
Biologist In-vitro Fertilization Unit, Sevgi Hospital, Ankara 1994 - 1996