“Let’s Talk About Women” is a podcast initiative of the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2804 (Tübingen x Uppsala), which investigates women’s mental health across the reproductive lifespan.

Here we share insights from interdisciplinary research on women’s mental health by talking to experts in fields of neuroscience, psychology, biology, and medicine. Beyond that, we will shed light on ongoing doctoral projects among our PhD candidates to get a glimpse into state-of-the-art and hot-topic research.

This podcast is not only for fellow researchers inside and outside the area of women’s mental health, but also for people interested in science and curious about this topic!

Latest Episode: EP 8 – Let’s Talk About Psycho-Neuro-Immunology in Pregnancy

In this episode we talk about one of the major transition periods many women will undergo throughout their life: pregnancy. How does the field of psych-neuro-immunology help us to understand pregnancy and related mental health problems?  

From Uppsala in Sweden, PhD Candidate Franziska Weinmar is interviewing Dr. Emma Fransson, a child psychologist and associate professor at Uppsala University and at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. 

Emma’s research focuses on mental and reproductive health, specifically in identifying biomarkers for pregnancy-related complications. These include mental health problems such as postpartum depression, which is affecting up to one in five women after giving birth.  

Dive with us into the interactions of the immune system, the brain, and psychological wellbeing, as we outline what is happening during pregnancy, what makes some women vulnerable for depression associated to pregnancy, and how we can use this information in the future. 

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