Fertility Center Hamburg
Vera Baukloh initially studied Zoology and Marine Science at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. In 1979 she joined the IVF group of Prof. L. Mettler at the Department of Gynaecology at the same university – which was one of only three such teams within Germany at that time. The first pregnancies of this group were achieved during her employment there.
In 1983 she changed to a private institute in Hamburg establishing the IVF laboratory for a successful programme of assisted reproduction there. Since 1998 she is the scientific laboratory director of the Fertility Center Hamburg, and also their Quality Management Representative. Mrs. Baukloh has been a member of the executive board of the professional association of German reproductive embryologists (AGRBM) for several years, and is still actively involved in working committees of that association.