Clinical Support

Samantha Knight

Samantha Knight BSc (Hons), DipRCPath
Laboratory Manager

Samantha brings 23 years of experience in embryology to the team at The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy. She obtained her degree, BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology specialising in Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Biochemistry, and is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council as a state registered Clinical Embryologist.

Samantha began her career in embryology at Guy’s Hospital in 1990 under Professor Michael Chapman, and has since worked as a Senior Embryologist at The Bridge Centre, Chaucer Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Sam has also been the Clinical Lead for a Nuffield fertility centre.

She joined London Fertility Centre in 2006 as a Senior Embryologist before becoming the Lead Embryologist and Scientific Director, where she was responsible for setting up new scientific techniques such as PICSI, IMSI and time lapse imaging. Sam is a licensed ICSI practitioner (1996) and Biopsy practitioner (2012) and leads our dedicated team of embryologists.

Clinical Support

Samantha Knight BSc (Hons), DipRCPath
Laboratory Manager

Samantha Knight

Samantha brings 23 years of experience in embryology to the team at The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy. She obtained her degree, BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology specialising in Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Biochemistry, and is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council as a state registered Clinical Embryologist.

Samantha began her career in embryology at Guy’s Hospital in 1990 under Professor Michael Chapman, and has since worked as a Senior Embryologist at The Bridge Centre, Chaucer Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Sam has also been the Clinical Lead for a Nuffield fertility centre.

She joined London Fertility Centre in 2006 as a Senior Embryologist before becoming the Lead Embryologist and Scientific Director, where she was responsible for setting up new scientific techniques such as PICSI, IMSI and time lapse imaging. Sam is a licensed ICSI practitioner (1996) and Biopsy practitioner (2012) and leads our dedicated team of embryologists.

Carol Porta

Carol Porta Bsc, Msc
Embryologist

Carol Porta is our embryologist here at The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy. She is dedicated to ensuring the best outcomes for all of our patients and her positive attitude translates well with the team and our patients.

Having gained a Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences (2009) and a Master’s degree in applied experimental biology (2011) University of Pavia (Italy).

She attended Master of Science in human reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilization techniques (2015) University of Turin (Italy).

Carol went on to complete her vocational training (2012-2015) in two different important hospitals in Milan, Italy. During this time, she accumulated expert knowledge of IVF techniques and she attended different course and visited different laboratories in Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

Carol was an embryologist in a team in the Clinica La Madonnina Milan (2015-2017).

Carol strives continually to extend her knowledge base. Her interest in staying ahead of technological advances means that our patients benefit from the very latest treatments and techniques.

Carol Porta Bsc, Msc
Embryologist

Samantha Knight

Carol Porta is our embryologist here at The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy. She is dedicated to ensuring the best outcomes for all of our patients and her positive attitude translates well with the team and our patients.

Having gained a Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences (2009) and a Master’s degree in applied experimental biology (2011) University of Pavia (Italy).

She attended Master of Science in human reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilization techniques (2015) University of Turin (Italy).

Carol went on to complete her vocational training (2012-2015) in two different important hospitals in Milan, Italy. During this time, she accumulated expert knowledge of IVF techniques and she attended different course and visited different laboratories in Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

Carol was an embryologist in a team in the Clinica La Madonnina Milan (2015-2017).

Carol strives continually to extend her knowledge base. Her interest in staying ahead of technological advances means that our patients benefit from the very latest treatments and techniques.