Dr Firas Albuz is the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Laboratories Director at the Al Ain Fertility Center (AAFC). Dr Albuz is an expert in Clinical Embryology, from his educational stages to his professional career to date, having performed research and managed IVF laboratories in Jordan, Germany and Australia.
Dr Albuz obtained his BSc in Applied Biological Science, specialising in Molecular Biology and Genetics, from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1999. He later obtained his MSc in Clinical Embryology from the University of Leeds in 2007. Following, Dr Albuz joined the Robinson Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia, where he worked on novel treatments of infertility. His work on the In-Vitro Maturation (IVM) of oocytes, sponsored by the Cook Medical company, awarded him his PhD in Reproductive Medicine in 2010. The IVM procedure and media suite from his PhD research have been patented and published in high impact factor journals.
After obtaining his PhD, Dr Albuz joined the well renowned Center of Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussels, in Belgium, as a post-doctoral fellow for two years. There, he continued his research and established a clinical program for oocyte IVM. In 2011, Dr Albuz moved back to the Middle East to take up a leading position as the director of the first and largest IVF center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which involved managing four IVF laboratories.
Dr Albuz is an innovative researcher who also has experience in intellectual property protection and commercialization. He has published and co-authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of assisted reproductive medicine gaining a growing international reputation. His work has been recognized with multiple nominations and prizes, as he regularly participates at local and international conferences.