The study group Reproduction Immunology is an interdisciplinary group of scientists and physicians dedicated to immunology in the context of pregnancy and reproduction. In addition to various human studies, animal models are primarily used to investigate mechanisms of immune modulation in pregnancy complications and fetal development.
Originating from the German Society for Immunology of Reproduction, the AK was admitted to the DGfI in 2000. The group currently has 65 members and has been represented by PD Dr. Florian Herse (Berlin) and Dr. Kristin Thiele (Hamburg) since 2016.
The study group deals with the following topics:
- Immunology of spermatozoa
- Immunology of ovarian cells
- Immuno-endocrine interactions of reproduction
- Cytokine regulation in pregnancy
- Immune diseases during pregnancy
- Immunology of nidation and placenta
- Immunology of trophoblast invasion and angiogenesis
- Immunology of genital infections and sexually transmitted diseases
- Immune contraception