Welcome to the “Pathophysiology of the Placenta” Group, headed by Isabella Ellinger. This group is part of the Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research at the Center of  Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology of the Medical University of Vienna in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

The primary aim of my research group is to study uptake/traffic/effects of maternal macromolecules at the materno-fetal interface under physiologic and pathophysiologic conditions.

The second important mission is science education and scientific communication /knowledge dissemination.

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MedUni Wien/F. Matern

Students meet pupils – IPA (10th of July, 2017)

Since 2009, we have offered an opportunity to pupils age 15-19 to get a taste of research. During 1-month lasting FFG-funded Talente-Praktika, these young students participate in research projects and learn to know the ups and downs of science. On 10th of July 2017, nine inquisitive pupils met six motivated Bachelor, Master and PhD students at IPA to gain insight into their education and experiences.

15th Children University Vienna (17th - 21st of July, 2017)

PIs, Post-Docs, students, and trainees had a lot of fun with the children during the workshop “Gyro Gearloose - how researchers work”. They performed experiments to learn about the indicator potential of red cabbage, the power of CO2 to blow up balloons and start Jelly beans rockets, the solubility of ink in oil and to construct a Cartesian diver.

Gregor Stitz and David Drescher, finished their diploma  thesis at IPA and passed their school leaving examination at HBLVA Rosensteingasse, Vienna in June 2017 -  Congratulations!!!

Lukas Klameth was pretty relaxed after he completed his thesis defense with best score on 3rd of August 2017 -  Congratulations!!!