A World Leading SFI Research Centre

The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) is Ireland’s first dedicated perinatal research centre.

Mission and Values

Our mission is to make pregnancy safer and to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. We are developing innovative technologies to improve the treatment and care available to mothers and babies worldwide.

Our Partnerships

INFANT is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. We are an industry-facing centre developing innovations that build commercial opportunities with our industry partners.

Who We Are

A World Leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre

INFANT is a global force for development in perinatal healthcare, funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

Although maternal and perinatal complications account for nearly 10% of the global burden of disease, R&D investment in perinatal health remains small and non-strategic. It has been estimated that equitable industry R&D and public sector research funding in perinatal health over the next 10-20 years could avert 3% of the global disease burden.

Access to world-first technologies allows our industry partners to deliver innovative solutions to global markets, creating exciting and vast economic opportunities. Most importantly of all, INFANT will have fundamental societal impacts by changing the delivery of healthcare and improving outcomes for the most vulnerable members of our society – mothers and their babies.

Latest Publications

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  • STRIDER UK: a randomised controlled trial of sildenafil therapy in dismal prognosis early-onset intrauterine growth restriction.

    Sharp, A., Comforth, C., Jackson, R., Turner, M., Kenny, L., Baker, P., (...)

  • Neonatal Seizure Detection Using Convolutional Neural Networks

    O’Shea, A., Lightbody, G., Boylan, G., Temko, A.

  • The public awareness of stillbirth: An Irish population study.

    Nuzum, D., Meaney, S., O'Donoghue, K.

Our News

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  • 29 Jan 2018

    The Impact of Stillbirth: New Research from PI Keelin O'Donoghue

    Researchers from the Pregnancy Loss Research Group have published a paper detailing the impact the s...

  • Dee Twomey
    07 Nov 2017

    Deirdre Wins Award at jENS Conference

    Our Dr Deirdre Twomey has won the Cure and Care Award for her presentation “Touchscreens for Cogniti...

  • mother and baby
    20 Oct 2017

    INFANT Research Day 2017

    Translating Innovation for the Next Generation

  • IRC
    04 Oct 2017

    IRC Scholarship for Sophie Casey

    Our researcher Sophie Casey has been awarded a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship from t...

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Who We Are

Get to know our international community of researchers, the multi-disciplinary team who implement our research programme across pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood health.

Our vision is to establish INFANT as the world’s leading perinatal translational research centre. The centre is led by directors Louise Kenny and Geraldine Boylan. A team of researchers and postgraduates drive the INFANT programme, underpinned by a dedicated and highly skilled research support team and operations team.

2 Directors
11 Principal Investigators
44 Researchers
12 Postgraduate Students
7 Operations Team
National and International Partners
Mum and sleeping baby

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