Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Consortium

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 1997
  • Initiating Organization: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • Initiator Type: Third-party organization
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe


The Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Consortium of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) consists of expert members in preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening whose activities take place under the auspices of the Reproductive Genetics Special Interest Group (SIG).


PGD’s objectives and activities are as follows:

Consortium History

1997: ESHRE established PGD Consortium

Structure & Governance

Working Groups:
Celine Moutou chairs the database working group, which is working on the results of pregnancies and babies. It plans to develop an online database to facilitate the use for all contributing centers. This should be finished by the end of 2014. A new database is in preparation for the outcome of transfer of thawed embryos. This will only consider embryos that were frozen after biopsy and PGD.

New Technologies in PGD
Martine de Rycke chairs this working group. A questionnaire was distributed to all the PGD centers in mid-October 2013 with a deadline to submit completed questionnaires by the end of November. This survey will give an insight on the PGD cycles performed in real time (2013) and not retrospectively as obtained with the annual data collections.

Joanne Traeger-Synodinos chairs this working group. It aims to follow-up PGD cycles performed with HLA in order to evaluate clinical outcomes and utility of HLA-PGD.

Collaboration IVF-Genetics
Sioban SenGupta chairs this working group. It looks at the collaborative working practices between genetics and in vitro fertilization (IVF) teams when delivering PGD service.
The first introductory webinars are recorded in Brussels in November 2013.


Sponsors & Partners

Chair of Consortium: Edith Coonen
phone: +31 43 3874717

Chair-elect of Consortium: Sioban SenGupta
phone: +44 20 76796071

Past Chair of Consortium: Joanne Traeger-Synodinos
phone: + 30 210 746 7460

ESHRE Science Manager: Veerle Goossens
phone: +32 2 263 64 68

Last Updated: 04/08/2016

The Consortia-pedia Catalogue is a living resource, and we are always adding new consortia. Provide information here about your collaboration to apply to be included in the Catalogue.

All the information contained in the Consortia-pedia was collected from publically available sources. Decisions to include or exclude a particular listing from Consortia-pedia were also made on the basis of publically available information and the criteria outlined in the FAQs. This site is intended to be an objective resource for the community, and inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or approval by FasterCures or the Milken Institute.