Who we are

and what we do

We are a group of researchers of the Medical University of Graz fascinated by how maternal and fetal factors drive pregnancy and placental function.
We analyse pregnancy associated factors and placental physiology in health and disease. Moreover, we have established a panel of cell and tissue culture methodology and functional assays which we combine with molecular cutting edge analyses to address our research questions in vitro.

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Paper Out

March 2024

TGFβ signalling: a nexus between inflammation, placental health and preeclampsia throughout pregnancy

Monika Horvat Mercnik, Carolin Schliefsteiner, Gonzalo Sanchez-Duffhues, Christian Wadsack 





IFPA 2024 - deadline of submission: March 22nd