Katrein Schafer

Katrein Schafer


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Research interests

During my PhD I have investigated the mechanism of IgG transport into cervico-vaginal secretions and how this process is influenced by the reproductive cycle. This work has very strongly sparked my interest to further study the biology of the female reproductive tract. I have therefore moved on to investigate the expression of voltage-gated potassium channels in pregnant human myometrium and how these proteins can be targeted for tocolytic approaches against preterm uterine contractility.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The reproductive cycle influences IgG secretion into the female reproductive tract. Implications for development and application of therapeutic approaches against sexually transmitted infections., University of York

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Master of Research, Phylogenetic analyses of Necator americanus from different regions./Foot-and-Mouth Disease virus replication. Development of an in vitro Uridylylation assay., University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Bachelor of Engineering, Functional analysis of the RyR1 gene., Beuth Hochschule fuer Technik

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007


  • Q Science (General)
  • QP Physiology


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