Programme | September 14, 2023

Welcome & Registration

  • 08:30–10:30

ISIR council meeting
Location: Building W26, Entrance A, 1st floor, Seminar room 19

  • 08:30–10:00

  • 10:00–10:30 Coffee Break

Session 1: Welcome & Keynote Lectures

  • 10:30–12:00

  • Chairs: Udo Markert (Germany) & Surendra Sharma (USA)

  • 10:30–10:35
    Welcome | Anke Diemert & Sandra M Blois (Germany)

    Maternal tissue immune cells support fetal growth
    Francesco Colucci, Medical School Cambridge (UK)

    Transplacental Morse code: Mediators, mechanisms, mice and women
    Petra Arck, UKE (Germany)


  • 12:00–13:00 Lunch Break and JRI Board Meeting
    room: W26, entrance A, 1st floor, room Kaminzimmer (118)

Session 2: Preeclampsia, cardiovascular Adaptation in pregnancy

  • 13:00–15:00

  • Chairs: Annetine Staff (Norway) & Tanja Groten (Germany)

  • 13:00–13:25
    CD4+ T Cells from Women with Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Contribute to Hypertension, AT1-AA, and Neurovascular Dysfunction in a pregnant rat model of PE.
    Babette LaMarca, University of Mississippi (USA)

    Alzheimer’s Disease Etiology in Younger Population: Lessons from Preeclampsia, A Severe Pregnancy Complication
    Surendra Sharma, Brown University (USA)

    Molecular subclasses of preeclampsia: potential clinical applications for early detection and personalized prevention
    Nandor G. Than, Hungarian Academy of Science (Hungary)

    Plasma level of Placental Protein13 (PP13) in Placental-Derived Extracellular Vesicles (PEV) is elevated in patients with preeclamsia but not in preterm delivery and the impact of corticosteroids.
    Marei Sammar, Braude College of Enginering, Biotechnology Engineering (Israel)

    Preeclamptic oocyte donation pregnancies show differences in peripheral T helper 1 and regulatory T cell cytokine profiles compared to uncomplicated oocyte donation pregnancies.
    Kim van Bentem, Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands)

    Regulatory functions of placental galectins at the maternal-fetal interface and their impairment in pregnancy complications associated with inflammation.
    Andrea Balogh, Eötvös Loránd Research Network (Hungary)

    Preeclampsia-associated vascular aging (PAVA) – senescence induction in endothelial cells in the context of preeclampsia pathophysiology.
    Lena Lode, Jena University Hospital (Germany)

  • 15:00–15:30 Coffee Break

Session 3: Preventive medicine approaches

  • 15:30–16:40

  • Chair: Natalie Ledee (France) & Gabriela Dveksler (USA)

  • 15:30–16:00
    Multiomic Modeling and Data-Driven Selection of Reliable Biomarkers for Predicting Pregnancy Complications
    Brice Gaudilliere, Stanford University (USA)

    Elevated endometrial T-bet/GATA3 ratio predicts reproductive failure in infertile patients during the peri-implantation period.
    Yuye Li, Shenzhen Zhongshan Urology Hospital (China)

    The composition of the endometrial microbiota alters the endometrial immune environment and significantly impacts clinical outcomes of assisted reproduction treatments.
    L. Medina-Ruiz, IGLS (Spain)

    The investigation of endometrial microbiota and its possible role in IVF success.
    Eva Miko, University of Pécs (Hungary)

    Evaluation of the proangiogenic role of the complement component C1q in endometriosis
    Chiara Agostinis, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste (Italy)

Express Presentation Session

  • 16:40–19:30

  • Chairs: Kristin Thiele (Germany), Joanne Kwak Kim (USA), Brice Gaudilliere (USA)