Philippe Vangrieken won the poster presentation prize at the CARIM symposium 2016. He presented a poster entitled ‘towards an in vitro model for preeclampsia`. The winner was chosen based on the poster lay out and the presentation skills during the 2 min pitch talk. His poster illustrates how placentas can be used as a base to simulate the pregnancy related pathology preeclampsia in vitro. This model was used to better understand the progress of this disease and it`s direct and sustained cardiovascular consequences for the mother. His in vitro model opens avenues to test nutritional interventions aimed at treating or preventing preeclampisa. We congratulate Philippe with this success.

Posted on Dec 05, 2016