Research projects

Our placental pathology research is based on a clinical tissue material with controls. It has focus on placental pathology related to gestational diabetes and metabolic disease, spiral artery remodeling and immune regulation in the placental bed, including acute atherosis as a possible predictor of arteriosclerosis and later cardiovascular disease. The fetal developmental biology and pathology research has focus on cellular and molecular events in the development and maturation of chick embryonal lungs by manipulation in ovo by clinical relevant pharmacological agents like corticosteroids and thryroid hormones in addition to inflammatory cytokines.


  • Placental pathology related to gestational diabetes and overweight
  • Placental pathology related to maternal vascular pathology
  • Spiral artery remodeling and acute atherosis in decidua, an indication of increased risk of later serious cardiovascular pathology?
  • Embryonic chicken lung development, pharmacologic manipulation studies
  • Correlation between colposcopic plus spectrometric findings and histopathology including immunopathology of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (collaborate study with University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
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