IFPA Meeting 2013 Workshop Report II: Use of 'omics' in understanding placental development, bioinformatics tools for gene expression analysis, planning and coordination of a placenta research network, placental imaging, evolutionary approaches to understanding pre-eclampsia

W. E. Ackerman, L. Adamson, A. M. Carter, S. Collins, B. Cox, M. G. Elliot, L. Ermini, A. Gruslin, P. A. Hoodless, J. Huang, D. A. Kniss, M. R. McGowen, M. Post, G. Rice, W. Robinson, Y. Sadovsky, C. Salafia, C. Salomon, J. G. Sled, T. TodrosD. E. Wildman, S. Zamudio, G. E. Lash*

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Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialized topics. At the IFPA meeting 2013 twelve themed workshops were presented, five of which are summarized in this report. These workshops related to various aspects of placental biology but collectively covered areas of new technologies for placenta research: 1) use of ;omics' in understanding placental development and pathologies; 2) bioinformatics and use of omics technologies; 3) planning and coordination of a placenta research network; 4) clinical imaging and pathological outcomes; 5) placental evolution. (C) 2013 Published by IFPA and Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPart of special issue: Models for Molecular Understanding of Placental Development and Associated Disorders
EditorsAnthony M. Carter, Isabella Caniggia, Gendie E. Lash
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2014

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0143-4004


  • 'Omics' technologies
  • Placenta research network
  • Bioinformatics
  • Placental evolution
  • Placental pathologies
  • Placental imaging

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