20 Mar


CRU Webinar: “The good placenta, the bad bug and the ugly fetal outcome”

Welcome to this CRU Webinar with Dr Francesca Gaccioli entitled “The good placenta, the bad bug and the ugly fetal outcome”.

Bio of the speaker: Francesca obtained her Master’s degree in Biology and PhD in Molecular Biology and Pathology from the University of Parma (Italy). She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) and the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio). She is currently a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cambridge.

Using the data and samples collected during the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction (POP) study and the POP study 2, including ~8,000 first pregnancies, her research aims at understanding how altered placental function contributes to pregnancy complications such as fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia, and at identifying clinically useful circulating biomarkers for these pregnancy diseases.

More recently, she has been involved in the Detecting intrauterine group B Streptococcus (DIGS) study, which focuses on understanding how placental infection with Group B Streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) leads to poor neonatal outcome.

Please contact susanne.lager@kbh.uu.se if you have not received the Zoom link and would like to attend.


Time: 2024-03-20 12:15 - 13:00
City: Zoom
Organiser: CRU


Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala, CRU
P.O. Box 7054, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46 18-67 21 74
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