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Ping Cao

PhD candidate

+31 43 38 75833


Laboratory of Cellular Genomic Medicine
Department of Clinical Genetics
Maastricht UMC+
P. Debyelaan 25
6229 HX Maastricht
The Netherlands

About me

During my internship as a medical student, the Dept. of Ob & Gyn was my first practice site where I gained most of the clinical experience. I still can remember the shock on the first sight of childbirth. What could be more sacred than to save the sick from suffering and to welcome a new life? It was also with this passion and interest that enabled me to choose Ob & Gyn in my postgraduate study. I received the supervision from the “IVF father” - Prof. Guanglun Zhuang and Prof. Yanwen Xu, who created the first PGT baby in China. I got the academic training regarding human reproduction and infertility treatment both theoretically and practically in the IVF center. My research background was reproductive genetics, exploring the role of gene polymorphism in controlled ovarian stimulation and embryo development. I realize that artificial intelligence would be the future for individualized treatment and embryo selection is still under much limitation and challenges. So I started excitingly to dive into deep learning like image recognition and computer vision, my aim is to train myself as a machine learning expert to push forward the application of artificial intelligence in ART. My PhD project is “Development of machine learning methods to study embryo morphokinetics and embryo implantation capacity”. I am grateful, motivated and inspired to work in Masoud’s brilliant young group.






 PhD student "Development of machine learning methods to study embryo morphokinetics and  implantation capacity" (UM, NL)

 Resident doctor in training (Guangzhou, China)

MSc in Gynecology and Obstetrics (SYSU, China)

BSc in Clinical Medicine (USC, China)

Personal touch

I like reading psychological and financial books, thrillers and biographies. I take reading challenge every year. My reading list in GoodReads (English books), and DouBan (Chinese books).
My hobbies are traveling, photography, video creating and editing, calligraphy, singing, cycling, sometimes extreme sports.

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