Dr Kay Elder

Dr Kay Elder

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Summary: Research Interests include Numerous aspects of human ART and embryology in the clinical context. IVF and embryo culture. Microbiology and ART. Micromanipulation.

Location: Bourn Hall Clinic, Bourn, Cambridge



  • Marc Van den Bergh, Professor Thomas Ebner and Kay Elder. Atlas of Oocytes, Zygotes and Embryos in Reproductive Medicine, July 2012.
  • Kay Elder, Brian Dale, Yves Ménézo, Joyce Harper, John Huntriss. In Vitro Fertilization. Cambridge University Press Paperback - December, 2010. The main text book recommended for the course.
  • Kay Elder, et al. Infections, Infertility, and Assisted Reproduction
    Cambridge University Press - March, 2011

Selected Publications:

  • Ménézo Y, Mares P, Cohen M, Brack M, Viville S, Elder K. Autism, imprinting and epigenetic disorders: a metabolic syndrome linked to anomalies in homocysteine recycling starting in early life?? J Assist Reprod Genet. 2011 Dec;28(12):1143-5.
  • Menezo Y, Elder K, Benkhalifa M, Dale B. DNA methylation and gene expression in IVF. Reprod Biomed Online. 2010 Jun;20(6):709-10.
  • Menezo Y, Elder K, Viville S.
    Soluble HLA-G release by the human embryo: an interesting artefact?
    Reprod Biomed Online. 2006 13(6):763-4.
  • Petersen CG, Mauri AL, Baruffi RL, Oliveira JB, Massaro FC, Elder K, Franco JG Jr. Implantation failures: success of assisted hatching with quarter-laser zona thinning. Reprod Biomed Online. 2005 10(2):224-9.
  • Elder K, Elliott T. Cleaning protocols in the IVF laboratory.
    J Assist Reprod Genet. 2004 Mar;21(3):63-4.
  • Levy R, Elder K, Menezo Y. Cytoplasmic transfer in oocytes: biochemical aspects. Hum Reprod Update. 2004 May-Jun;10(3):241-50. Review.
  • Barak Y, Menezo Y, Veiga A, Elder K. A physiological replacement for polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) in assisted reproductive technology.
    Hum Fertil (Camb). 2001;4(2):99-103.

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