Many pregnancy complications can be attributed to a disturbance in placenta function. The doctoral program and research project "Inflammatory Disorders in Pregnancy," or DP-iDP for short, investigates the interaction between pregnancy, inflammation and the placenta in diseases affecting the mother and the fetus.
New translational methods are applied and basic researchers and clinicians work in close cooperation. Primarily diseases such as diabetes, obesity, preclampsia or intrauterine growth restriction arise along with multifactorial inflammatory diseases of the placenta. Since the exact backgrounds and mechanisms are largely unknown, they make up the research focus of this program.