Dr Mark Green is the Merck Serono Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Biology and a group leader at the University of Melbourne. Mark obtained his PhD studying factors that affect early embryo development at the University of Nottingham UK, before undertaking a Life Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri USA. In 2004 he became the inaugural Maurice Paykel Fellow and relocated to The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland NZ. He subsequently held a joint appointment as the first Fertility Associates Research Fellow at The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland and as a Senior Scientist at AgResearch Ltd NZ. In 2011, he took up his current position in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. His research centres on improving outcomes of human and animal ART by identifying how endocrine and environmental factors impact gametes and early embryo development, as well as subsequent offspring health. He undertakes this research in a variety of species, including humans, ruminants, rodents and invertebrates.