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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.placenta.2013.11.011

Type

Journal article

Journal

Placenta

Publication Date

02/2014

Volume

35 Suppl

Pages

S10 - S14

Keywords

Bioinformatics, Placenta research network, Placental evolution, Placental imaging, Placental pathologies, ‘Omics’ technologies, Animals, Biological Evolution, Computational Biology, Female, Gene Expression Profiling, Humans, Placenta, Placentation, Pre-Eclampsia, Pregnancy