Dr. Christine Aurich is the head of the Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer and the Graf Lehndorff Institute for Equine Science at the Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria. She is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction. Her current research focuses on gamete physiology, assisted reproductive technologies and early pregnancy development. She is Chair of the scientific committee of the International Symposium for Stallion Reproduction and President-elect of the International Equine Reproduction Symposia committee. Christine Aurich is an author of numerous scientific articles in international journals and the editor of a German-language textbook on equine reproduction.