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 2021

Endothelial Lipase Modulates Paraoxonase 1 Content and Arylesterase Activity of HDL

Irene Schilcher,†, Julia T. Stadler,† , Margarete Lechleitner, Andelko Hrzenjak, Andrea Berghold, Gudrun Pregartner, Marie Lhomme, Michael Holzer, Melanie Korbelius, Florian Reichmann, Anna Springer, Christian Wadsack, Tobias Madl, Dagmar Kratky, Anatol Kontush, Gunther Marsche and Saša Frank


Paper out

January 2021

Research on nanoparticles in human perfused placenta: State of the art and perspectives

Leonie Aengenheister, Rodolfo R. Favaro, Diana M. Morales-Prieto, Lea A. Furer, Michael Gruber, Christian Wadsack, Udo R. Markert, Tina Buerki-Thurnherr


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