Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal; Obstetric Labor, Premature; Premature Birth; Vaginal Discharge; Vaginosis, Bacterial
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Our main research focus is to understand the multifactorial event of preterm birth. Since it is known that vaginal infections and dysbiosis significantly contribute to preterm birth, our research soughts to elucidate the impact of different bacterial and fungal pathogens in this context. In a greater perspective, we analyze the underlying mechanisms of the human microbiome using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing or whole shotgun metagenomics sequencing methods. This helps us to better understand the microbial community which is thought to render preterm susceptibility.
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