Gianpiero Palermo


Since his early years, he displayed an investigative mind determined to understand the intimate mechanisms of a device or the intricate functions of an organism that brought him to pursue a career in medicine. It was during his training in Ob/Gyn that developed a strong passion for Reproductive Science. He quickly became fascinated with reproductive technologies, one of the most fast moving and innovative fields of life sciences.

This led him to seek a post-doc at the Brussels Free University where developed a ground breaking procedure to treat male factor infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This technique allowed to investigate the different aspects of human fertilization and contribute to the understanding of sperm function. ICSI overcomes all problems related to number, parameter, and even function of the male gamete, the limitation being simply the presence of the sperm itself.