Maternal-fetal interface

Thursday, 11 April 2002


A.M. Bamberger (Hamburg, Germany)
T. Löning (Hamburg, Germany)
A. Makrigiannakis (Heraklion, Greece)
H.M. Schulte (Hamburg, Germany)

The human maternal-fetal interface:
from molecular biology to clinics

Session I

Chairs T. Löning (Hamburg, Germany)
H.M. Schulte (Hamburg, Germany)
9.45 – 9.50 Introduction and welcome
9.50 – 10.20 CRH and the HPA-axis: implications for the reproductive function
G. Chrousos (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)
10.20 – 10.45 Molecular aspects of the implantation process: Role of CRH in the immunotolerance of the conceptus
A. Makrigiannakis (Heraklion, Greece)
10.45 – 11.15 coffee break
11.15 – 11.40 Macrophage-induced apoptosis and trophoblast invasion
B. Huppertz (Aachen, Germany)
11.40 – 12.05 The adhesion molecule CEACAM1 in the human utero-placental system
A.M. Bamberger (Hamburg, Germany)
12.05 end of session I
12.30 – 14.00 lunch and poster viewing

Session II

Thursday, 11 April 2002
Chairs A. Makrigiannakis (Heraklion, Greece)
A.M. Bamberger (Hamburg, Germany)
15.00 – 15.25 Endometrial dynorphins: paracrine modulators of cell apoptosis and tissue remodelling in early pregnancy
A. Gravanis (Heraklion, Greece)
15.25 – 15.50 Receptivity of the endometrium: implantation window
G. Nikas (Stockholm, Sweden)
15.50 – 16.15 Properties of human trophoblast can be analysed in vitro using choriocarcinoma-trophoblast hybrid clones
H.G. Frank (Aachen, Germany)
16.15 – 16.40 Control of normal trophoblast invasion in the human
P. Kaufmann (Aachen, Germany)
16.40 – 17.00 concluding remarks
17.00 end of workshop 20

Workshop 20 Posters                                            

Abstract no
Fetal sex determination by study of free fetal DNA in maternal plasma by real time PCR
I.Ingargiola, C.Hubinont,  and Ch.Verellen Dumoulin (Brussels, Belgium)
Expression pattern of the cell cycle promoter cyclin E in extravillous trophoblast and gestational trophoblastic lesions
S. Aupers
, T. Löning, and A.M. Bamberger (Hamburg, Germany)