Reproductive and Developmental Biology
Facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations to translate high quality research into patient benefit
The stage is set for a healthy pregnancy before conception. The quality of fetal life predicts not only pregnancy specific maternal disease, appropriate fetal growth, and early neonatal outcomes, but is a major contributor to the quality of health in adult life. Pregnancy acts to uncover maternal predisposition to diseases such as diabetes and hypertension in later life, providing an opportunity to consider earlier interventions to improve population health.
We have a portfolio of basic and translational research into fertility, reproduction, pregnancy and childbirth, stem cell biology, women’s cancer, and pregnancy after cancer treatment. We facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations between scientists and clinical academics to translate research of the highest quality into patient benefit, to improve reproductive outcomes for women and the long-term health of them and their children.