Dolder Alexandra (Technical assistant)
Bachmann Simon (M.D. student)
Nietlispach Anna (student)
Prof. Dr. pharm. von Mandach Ursula (Clinical Pharmacist FPH, senior consultant)
Main Field of Research, Abstract
The group focuses on Perinatal
Pharmacology and Biochemistry (pharmacological and biochemical topics of
Obstetrics) using experimental, clinical and epidemiological research
and biochemistry of uterine contractions and therapy of preterm labour
(atosiban, nifedipine, Bryophyllum pinnatum).
and abusing drugs in pregnancy and lactation (placental transfer,
excretion in human milk, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics,
teratogenicity, phytotherapeutics, drug abuse).
3) Metabolism and nutrition in pregnacy (e.g. effect of nutrition on quality of human breast milk, overweight prevention).
University of Basel (Department of Obstetrics;
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences); University of Maastricht
(Department of Epidemiology), the Netherlands; Louis Bolk Institute,
Driebergen, the Netherlands; Paracelsus-Hospital Richterswil; Clinic
Main Fields of Research, Keywords
Preterm labour, uterine contractions, tocolysis,
oxytocin receptor polymorphisms, phytotherapy, Bryophyllum pinnatum,
placental transfer, conjugated fatty acids.
Special Techniques and Equipment
Myograph, ex vivo placenta perfusion model, ELISA, immunoblotting.
Education and Training
Lectures for medical students at the University of Zurich