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Marc Yeste Oliveras

ICREA Acadèmia 2021

Universitat de Girona · Life & Medical Sciences

Marc Yeste Oliveras

Marc was a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London; Juan de la Cierva Fellow at the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Autonomous University of Barcelona; Marie Curie Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford; and Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Department of Biology, University of Girona.

He teaches at the Faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Sciences, and he is also a Guest Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He is Editor-in-Chief of Animal Reproduction Science; Senior Editor of Scientific Reports; and Associate Editor of Reproduction, Fertility and Development, Frontiers in Physiology and Frontiers in Endocrinology. He has been recognised as a Chartered Biologist, and as a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Science Teacher by the Science Council. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe.

Research interests

His research focuses Reproductive Biology in mammals (encompassing humans and animal models): sperm physiology, interactions of sperm with epithelial cells from different reproductive tissues (epididymis and oviduct), presence and growth of microbes in semen, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, genetics of infertility, oocyte activation defiency, in vitro maturation of oocytes and fertility preservation.

His track-record includes more than 380 publications: >230 papers and >130 abstracts in SCI/JCR-indexed journals, mostly Q1-ranked. In addition, he has authored 17 book chapters and >250 contributions to congresses, and is a patent inventor. He has taken part in more than 100 research grants and contracts with companies (national and international), including funding from the European Commission (FP7 and H2020 schemes), retaining the PI role in >40. Thus far, Marc has supervised 13 PhD students, eight post-docs, 26 MSc students and >50 undergraduate students.


Sperm; Oocyte; Embryo; Cryobiology; Reproductive Biology; Assisted Reproductive Technology; Human Reproduction; Animal Reproduction; Infertility

ICREA Memoir 2023