Experimental Hemostasis

Our group is interested in the procoagulant and inflammatory processes associated with atherosclerosis and diabetes, which eventually promote the development of thrombosis.

We have recently set up a microvascular flow model to study the effects of coagulation factors and activation of the complement system on clot formation and vessel occlusion

microvascular flow model

We also investigate structure-function aspects of coagulation factor XIII, the role of the FXIII activation peptide, and mutations associated with congenital FXIII deficiency. Further, we study interactions between the complement system and coagulation, with a focus on the effects of complement serine protease MASP-1 and MBL of the lectin pathway and the effects of complement activation and inhibition on clot formation and clot lysis. 


Verena Schroeder, Prof. Dr. phil.
Group leader

University of Bern
Department for Biomedical Research
Experimental Haemostasis
Murtenstrasse 40
3008 Bern
Tel. +41 (0)31 632 9618
Email: verena.schroeder@unibe.ch