Early detection of pregnancy complications

Within this line of research, the 'Obstetrics Research Group' aims to presymptomatically detect pregnancy complications through a maternal blood draw, preferably in the first trimester, with the ultimate goal of establishing preventive measures.

Research project

ExPECT: Early PrEgnancy Complication Testing

Detection of cfDNA patterns associated with pregnancy complications, in particular placental insufficiency.


Collaboration with the Centre for Medical Genetics (CMGG): Björn Menten, Machteld Baetens



  • Isabelle Dehaene, Deputy Head Women's Clinic, PhD student

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  • Björn Menten, Centre for Medical Genetics