Dr. Springer graduated from the University of Chemical Technology, major biochemistry, in 1985. She has been working at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the General University Hospital in Prague since 1985. Her area of interest is above all pregnancy, screening of chromosomal aberration and thyroid disease in pregnancy. Since 1999, she has been the assistant professor on the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague. Dr. Springer is author of more than 20 articles and co-author of 6 chapters in books.