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Bruno Lunenfeld


Born in Vienna 1927, married +2 graduated from the medical School in Geneva. After working as senior scientist at the Weitzman Institute, he headed the institute of endocrinology and the WHO International Reference Center for Fertility Promoting Drugs at the Sheba Medical centre. and acted as a Consultant and member of Expert Committees at the World Health Organization .Bruno Lunenfeld is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, He is the co-founder of The Asian-Pacific Initiative on Reproductive Endocrinology, President of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male, and Editor in chief of The Aging Male.
Professor Lunenfeld is best known for his pioneering work in human reproduction. After isolating hMG from urine of menopausal woman and suggesting its clinical use of in 1954, his group was the first to achieve a pregnancy with hMG in 1961, demonstrated binding of hCG to theca cells in 1967 induced ovulation with GnRH in an hMG-stimulated cycle in 1975. He was the first to produce antibodies to Gonadotropins and developed imuno-purification methods to produce FSH devoid of LH activity. He furthermore was instrumental in producing rec FSH from CHO cells
He published more than 400 papers 19 books including a textbook on Male and Female Infertility and one of the “first textbooks on Men’s Health. He gave more than 700 invited lectures and chaired or co-chaired more than 100 sessions at national/international Meetings. He trained more than 200 local and foreign physicians and supervised more than 50 MD, MSC, and Ph.D. Students\
Professor Lunenfeld has received several distinguished international awards for his scientific achievements, including the special recognition award of the United States Public Health Service for his outstanding contribution in the promotion of health from the Surgeon General (1983), the Verdienstkreuz 1 Klasse – one of Germany’s highest honours – signed by the President of Germany, Roman Herzog (1995), the Bertarelli Foundation Award for his lifetime achievements in women’s health (2002) and the World Fertility Awareness Month Lifetime Achievement Award (2005). And the Medal of the city of Bordeaux (2015). The dedication to Education award in 2019
Professor Lunenfeld is honorary member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS, the German, Polish and Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, German Endocrine Society of Reproduction, Austrian, Russian, Society of Fertility and Sterility, and the Asian Society of Andrology