Dr. Barak graduated with MSc and PhD degrees, both theses towards the MSc and PhD degree, dealt with in-vitro maturation of mammalian oocytes. Dr. Barak established many IVF programs worldwide: As a part of a team in 1984 the Tel Aviv Medical Center – where she operated the IVF laboratory as the director for 12 years; in 1986 she was one of the founders and owners of the IVF unit at the Herzliya Medical Center, and worked as the director of the laboratory for about 25 years. She also established programs in USA., Germany, Czech Republic (Iscar Medical Center), Lithuania, Cyprus, Dominican Republic (IRIP) India (Genomee ,Calcutta); Ukraine (Gameta – Odessa) Russia (Moscow), Belarus. In addition, in 2001 she established, owned and led the Invimeds clinics in Poland. In some of these projects Dr. Barak has been appointed as their scientific director. Throughout her career, Dr Yona Barak trained many embryologists worldwide. In 1996 she established and became a lecturer and the clinical director of the MSc program of Gametology and Embryology in Bar Ilan University, Israel. In addition, between 1998 to 2003 she was a Member of Faculty Scientific Advisory board and a lecturer of the MSc course for Clinical Embryology at Danube University, Krems Austria, an international Program of Clinical Embryology in cooperation with Bourn Hall, UK and Alpha, Scientists in Reproductive Medicine. In 1996 she was elected by the members of Alpha – Scientists in Reproductive Medicine, as an executive board member as the treasurer, 1999 Vice president, 2001-2004 as president and presently a member of the honorary board. In Israel, she is a member of the National Advisory Committee of Gynecology, Embryology and Neonatology. Owner and director of Dr Yona Barak Laboratories LTD. The labs are giving fertility services such as sperm processing, various sperm analyses, and specialize in IMSI for the sake of the patients. .../2 -2- Dr Barak is teaching, referee and a member in the editorial board of the online Journal Women\'s Health & Gynecology supervising, lecturing and creating new IVF units. She is an active scientist, collaborating with leading scientists and physicians in the field of IVF; publishing many works in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, such as: being a pioneer for HA as a replacement for PVP in ICSI; IMSI (Breakthrough paper, 2002); human oocyte vitrification in closed system, freeze-dried sperm and more.