• Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Andrea Romano PhD graduated in biology (1995) at the University of Bologna (Italy) and subsequently moved to the Netherlands, at the University of Wageningen, where he obtained his PhD in 2002. He then continued his research activity at Maastricht University, where he performed his post doc on steroid hormone receptors (2002-2007) and where he is currently principal investigator and assistant professor at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

Dr Romano’s professional activity is dedicated to research and the major focus is on steroid hormone signalling in the context of endometrial pathophysiology. His research activities have been financed by prestigious grants from, among others, the Dutch Cancer Society, the European Community, the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the ‘Stichting’ Fertility Foundation. The research of his team has been published in high–impact factor journals like the Journal of Pathology, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Frontiers in Pharmacology.

Andrea Romano is regularly invited as a lecturer at national and international meetings, like the meetings of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the German Societies of Gynaecologic Endocrinology and of Reproduction Medicine, the International Menarini Foundation, the Dutch Gynaecology Society, etc.

Andrea Romano acts as reviewer for over 30 international peer-reviewed journals, as expert panel for various funding bodies, and he is an advisory board member for Forendo Pharma Ltd in the development of novel drugs for endometriosis.

Andrea Romano served as associate editor for Human Reproduction (Oxford press, 2013-2016) and is currently guest editor of the special issue for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, entitled ‘Molecular research in endometrial pathophysiology’.

Andrea Romano was appointed as senior deputy of the ESHRE Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED) in 2015 and from 2017 he serves as coordinator-elect. In this context he contributes to the organisation of the annual ESHRE pre-congress courses, the main sessions for the annual meeting, and additional ESHRE campuses/workshops.

Dr Romano was appointed a WES Ambassador in 2018.