Thomas Ebner, PhD, graduated with honours from the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria, in 1992. Completing his doctorate and post-doctoral thesis, he became a university professor in Graz. He has published more than 150 papers and book chapters as first and co-author. Research interests include non-invasive IVF selection processes, andrology, vitrification, culture media and time-lapse imaging. He was certified as a senior clinical embryologist in 2008 and re-certified in 2012. Currently he is Executive Board member of ESHRE.