Daniel Hlinka is a pioneer of human embryology in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 1993 he oversaw the first successful implantation using ICSI, a method in which pre-selected sperm are injected into the egg under a microscope, and since that time he has been gathering experience as an embryologist in a number of leading assisted reproduction clinics.
Dr. Hlinka is well-known in embryology circles especially for his introduction of micromanipulation methods and other innovative technologies into common practice, including time-lapse analysis of embryo development and OptimFert, a method for correctly timing embryo transfer.
In 2009 he co-founded the Prague Fertility Centre. He has spent the last three years focusing on developing CATI (Cognitive Automation of Time-lapse Images), an AI-driven tool for noninvasive monitoring, assessment and selection of the most suitable embryos. This raises the chances of successful conception significantly.
|2009 – 2021
||CEO, IVF lab director, Prague Fertility Centre
|2003 – 2009
||Senior embryologist, Pronatal
|2002 – 2003
||Embryology lab director, Repromeda
|2001 – 2002
||IVF lab director, IVF Czech Republic
|1990 – 2001
||IVF lab director, Košice Assisted Reproduction Center
|1984 – 1990
||Research assistant, Experimental Research Center at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovakia
Member of ESHRE – European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (since 2008 )
Member of the attestation committee for clinical embryology (since 2016)
||University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, granted the title of Ph.D.
||University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, granted the title of MVDr.