Dr. Satish Kumar Adiga

Head of the Dept.

Department of Clinical Embryology


    • Teaches postgraduate students and in-charge of IVF laboratory
    • PhD guide and head of research projects
    • Coordinator of Fertility Preservation Centre


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Manipal University, Manipal 1999
MCE Clinical Embryology School of Postgraduate Medical Studies, The National University of Singapore,Singapore 1997


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India Coordinator, Fertility Preservation Centre 01/12/2015 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor & Head, Department of Clinical Embryology 01/02/2018 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor 23/12/2010 till date
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India Dr TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Human Fertility & Clinical Embryology 01/01/2012 to 31/03/2015
Centre for Reproductive Medicine & Andrology, University of Muenster, Germany Humboldt Fellow 01/05/2007 to 30/04/2008
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 23/11/2004 to 22/12/2010
Kyoto University, Japan JSPS Fellow 01/05/2002 to 30/04/2004
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 15/10/1999 to 22/11/2004
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 03/07/1996 to 14/10/1999

Current Research


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Area of Interest

Clinical Embryology, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Andrology, Fertility Preservation

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Research Ambassador, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany
  • Recipient of Gold Medals for excellence in medical research
  • Sir CV Raman young scientist award (medical science), Karnataka Government 2014
  • Fellow, Humboldt foundation, Germany
  • Fellow, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan
  • Fellow, UICC, Switzerland
  • Best research award by the Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Department of IT, BT, Science and Technology Government of Karnataka, 2011-2012.
  • Active Member of UICC- International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship, 2000.
  • Active Member of MACE- Founder President, Manipal Association of Clinical Embryologist, India.
  • Member of ISSRF- Indian Society for Study in Reproduction and Fertility, India.
  • Member of ISAR- Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction, Coordinator for Clinical Research, 2006-2008, India.
  • Active Member of ISRB- Indian Society for Radiation Biology.

Books Published:

Adiga SK, Girisha KM, Kalthur G, Kumar P. 2012. Preimplantation Genetic Testing—Clinical Applications. In: Manual of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Clinical Embryology, Ed. Pankaj Talwar, Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi, Pg 326-332.

Adiga SK, Kalthur G. 2010. Environmental toxicants on semen quality. In: Environmental and Occupational Exposures : Reproductive Impairment, Ed. Sunil Kumar and RR Tiwari, Pg 102-141.  

Adiga SK, Kalthur G, Kumar P. 2009. Conventional freezing of Embryos: An overview. In: Frozen Life, Ed. Pankaj Talwar, Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi, Pg 295-302.

Latest Publications

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The ability of DNA damaged sperm to withstand freeze-thaw induced damage during cryopreservation

2008-01-01 Zaheer Khan

Comparative evaluation of complete and split semen fractions on sperm cryosurvival


Effect of repeated freeze-thawing on DNA integrity of testicular spermatozoa

2010-01-01 Farid Keyvanifard

Effect of follicular microenvironment of the patients undergoing ART treatment on their reproductive outcome

2010-01-01 Cheryl Mascarenhas

Effect of streptogotocin induced hyperglycemia on germ cell DNA and methylation status in mice

2011-01-01 Rohini Bose

Comparison of ovarian tissue slows freezing and vitrification on oocyte structural and DNA integrity

2012-01-01 Freya Mathias

Assessment of sperm viability assays in normal and abnormal ejaculates

2012-01-01 Yuvarajsinh G Thakore

Sperm characteristics and pregnancy outcome in relation to different concentrations of human serum albumin (HSA) supplementation in sperm preparation medium

2013-01-01 Pallavi Menon

Effect of therapeutic sperm viability assays on DNA integrity and heat shock protein expression

2013-01-01 Yamini Asokan

Effect of different ovarian tissue cryopreservation methods on the functional competence of the oocytes and methylation

2013-01-01 Sam Sudhakaran

Effect of ICSI conditions on gamete genetic and functional integrity


Association between radiation repair gene polymorphism and semen quality

2014-01-01 Anusha Shenoy

Impact of ovarian tissue cryopreservation on the genetic integrity of embryos

2014-01-01 Sherine Mathai

    The Times Of India


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    The Hindu


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    The New Indian Express


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    The Hindu


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    The Hans India


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    Bangalore Mirror


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