Bieke Bekaert obtained her Master degree of Biomedical Sciences in 2018 from Ghent University. During her education she became drawn to everything related to (in)fertility and embryonic development. Therefore, she decided to start her research career in reproductive medicine to hopefully contribute to the knowledge necessary to create treatment possibilities for infertile patients in the future. In 2018, she began her PhD research project, as a FWO (Flemish fund for scientific research) aspirant in the Ghent Fertility and Stem cell team at Ghent University. Her research focuses on CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in the germ line targeting genes related to infertility. She is especially interested in the genetic impact of germ line editing which she investigates profoundly in human pluripotent disease stem cell models and murine and human embryos.