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

January 2020

Sphingolipid Signature of Human Feto-Placental Vasculatue in Preeclampsia.

Del Gaudio I, Sasset L, Lorenzo AD, Wadsack c.

Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Feb 4;21(3). pii: E1019. doi: 10.3390/ijms21031019.


Paper out

January 2020

Maternal Overweight Downregulates MME (Neprilysin) in Feto-Placental Endothelial Cells and in Cord Blood.

Weiß E, Berger HM, Brandl WT, Strutz J, Hirschmugl B, Simovic V, Tam-Ammersdorfer C, Cvitic S, Hiden U.

Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(3):834. doi.org/10.3390/ijms21030834