About Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The research at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is embedded within the research institute GROW – School for Oncology and Developmental Biology.

In our research programme ‘Fertility and Early development’, issues in the field of reproductive medicine, biology and gynaecologic oncology are addressed by making use of the strong research ties between clinic and lab, and those across other programmes and departments in our institute, e.g. “Clinical and Reproductive Genetics” and “(Epi)genetics of Reproduction and Development”.

Clinical issues that are addressed - together with basic scientists - include fertilisation, early embryonic development, implantation of the embryo in the endometrium and foetal growth as well as the development of diseases like endometriosis, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer.