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Aqeel Morris

 
Full Name: Aqeel Morris
Position Sought: Andrologist /Embryologist
Primary Language: English
Address: 128 Orion Road
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
7764
Telephone: 27740330645
E-mail: Contact Aqeel
  Main resume

Current PhD Candidate investigating the effect of sperm DNA fragmentation and Oxidative stress on preimplantation human embryos. Aqeel has a special intrest in clinical andrology and has presented at ESHRE in 2019 and 2022. Aqeel has been working as a clinical embryologist at Tygerberg Fertility Unit since 2018. Aqeel is a passionate scientist and is devoted to the improvemt and treatment of mle infertility. 

 History
Career History:
Experience:

Cape Fertility Inc. (2018-2020): Embryologist- Performing all duties in the Andrology and embryology laboratory.

                                                Reference:                       Dr S Heylen (Director): ; 0832707407

                                                                                                         Ms TG Raidani (Lab director): ; 079660662

 

Tygerberg Fertility Clinic (2018-Current): Part-Time Embryologist: - Performing all duties in the      Andrology lab and Embryology Lab, Including Micro-Manipulation for TESE-ICSI and Oocyte Cryopreservation.

                                                  Reference:                     Dr T Matsaseng (Director of Unit): ; 0828733605

Ms E Erasmus (Acting Head of Lab)

; 0845811011

Dr ML De Beer (Previous director of unit)

Andro A Diagnostics Pty Ltd (2015-2022):                  Director (Chief Scientist) – Company performing advanced sperm functional testing for patients undergoing ART treatment in South Africa. Chief Scientist performing all Sperm DNA fragmentation analysis and Sperm chromatin condensation assays.

                                                                                           Reference: Prof R Henkel

                                                                                                                  

               SASREG (SIG Embryology) 2020- Current: - Secretarial position on special interest group, SA.

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Education:

Tertiary Education

Current:

  •  PhD Candidate (20192021): The morphological and genomic integrity of Human Spermatozoa in view of ORP and ART outcomes.

Supervisor: Prof R Henkel

Co-supervisor: Prof I Siebert

  • MSc Student (20162018): The evaluation of a novel counterstain which evaluates the morphological and genomic integrity of spermatozoa in an ART clinic in view of fertilization and pregnancy.

Supervisor: Prof R Henkel

Co-supervisor: Prof I Siebert

  • Intern Medical Biological Scientist: Reproductive biologist (20172018) Internship in clinical embryology and andrology (MS0003123)

Supervisors: Dr ML Windt De Beer (MW 0005002: HPCSA, Head of Tygerberg fertility Unit)

Mr. G Tinney-Crook (Head of Aevitas Laboratory)

Mrs. L Els-Smit (Head of Wijnland fertility laboratory)

Previous:

  • Manual Morphological Training (Andrology) (2016) – Prof R Menkveld
  • Computer Assisted Semen Analysis (CASA) using SCA system Prof G Van der Horst
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Academic Achievements and Outputs

  • Tendwa MB, Morris A, Opuwari CS, Henkel RR (2016) Investigating effects of aqueous root extract of Mondia whitei on human sperm functionality. Abstract Book: 44th Meeting of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa, Cape Town, South Africa 28.31.08.2016

 

  • Tendwa BM, Shalaweh S, Morris A, Henkel R (2016) Investigating the effects of aqueous root extract of Mondia whitei on human sperm functionality. Int J Fertil Steril 10 (Suppl. 1): 4849

 

  • Tendwa MB, Morris A, Opuwari CS, Henkel R (2017) Effects of aqueous root extract of Mondia whitei on human sperm functions. 11th International Congress of Andrology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6.9.5.2017, abstract book p. 75

 

  • Morris A, Tendwa BM, Henkel RR (2018) Effect of Mondia whitei (White Ginger) aqueous rhizome extract on human sperm functions. Reproductive Medicine Conference 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23.25.11.2018

 

  • Morris A, Siebert I, Menkveld R, Henkel R (2018) A novel counterstain to detect sperm DNA fragmentation and sperm morphology using brightfield microscopy: Preliminary results. Reproductive Medicine Conference 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23.25.11.2018

 

  • Agarwal A, Panner Selvam MK, Sharma R, Master K, Sharma A, Gupta S, Morris A, Henkel R (2018) Home sperm testing device versus laboratory sperm quality analyzer: Comparison of motile sperm concentration. Reproductive Medicine Conference 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23.25.11.2018

 

  • Sharma R, Gupta S, Agarwal A, Morris A, Henkel R (2018) Standardization of DNA fragmentation using flow cytometers in clinical practice. Reproductive Medicine Conference 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23.25.11.2018

 

  • Morris A, Siebert I, Menkveld R, Henkel R (2019) A novel counterstain to detect Sperm DNA Fragmentation and Sperm morphology using bright field microscopy. SASREG ISGE/ESGE Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 13.-17.04.2019 (Oral presentation)

 

  • Morris A, Siebert I, Menkveld R, Agarwal A, Henkel R (2019) The clinical evaluation of SDF, ORP and sperm morphometric analysis in ART. SASREG ISGE/ESGE Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 13.-17.04.2019 (Oral Presentation)

 

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  • Morris A, Henkel R (2019) The in vitro effects of white ginger on human sperm functionality. SASREG ISGE/ESGE Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 13.-17.04.2019 (accepted)

 

  • Morris A, Siebert TI, Agarwal A, Henkel R (2019) Prediction of successful ICSI cycles by Oxidationreduction potential (ORP) and sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) analysis. A Prospective study. 35th Annual Meeting of the ESHRE, Vienna, Austria, 23.-26.06.2019 (Oral Presentation)

 

 

 

 

  • Poster Presentation – UWC Academic Day (Research Open Day 2017)

 

  • Winner of Poster Presentation – Stellenbosch Academic year day (StellenboschUniversity,2018)

 

Presentations:
  • Morris A, Siebert TI, Agarwal A, Henkel R (2019) Prediction of successful ICSI cycles by Oxidationreduction potential (ORP) and sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) analysis. A Prospective study. 35th Annual Meeting of the ESHRE, Vienna, Austria, 23.-26.06.2019 (Oral Presentation)
  • Morris A, Siebert TI, Henkel R (2022) Predictive value of seminal oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) and sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) analysis for reproductive outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. 38th Annual Meeting of ESHRE, Milan, Italy 26.09.2022 )Oral Presentation) 
  • Morris A (2022) : AFRICAN FEDERATION OF FERTILITY SOCIETIES
    East African Webinar: The Sperm / Male Infertility 27.10.2022 


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