A research centre focused entirely on pregnancy, birth and early childhood.

Based in Cork, Ireland, INFANT has a local impact with a global reach, answering the international need for research and innovation to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Across pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood, INFANT is solving challenges through its key research themes.


Making pregnancy safer for mothers and babies


Improving health outcomes for newborn babies

Child Health

Advancing the health and well-being of children

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Innovation For The Next Generation

Ireland, with the highest birth rate in the European Union, is an ideal place to attract and consolidate international experts. enabling our researchers to make a marked impact on mothers and babies.

Latest Publications

  • Experience of miscarriage: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

    Meaney, S., Corcoran, P., Spillane, N. and O'Donoghue, K.

  • AR101 Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy - The New England Journal of Medicine

    O Hourihane, J and the PALISADE Group of Clinical Investigators

  • Validation of Altered Umbilical Cord Blood MicroRNA Expression in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy - JAMA Neurology

    O Sullivan, M., Looney, AM., Moloney, G., Finder M., Hallberg, B., Clarke, G., Boylan, B., Murray, D.

  • Difference Between Body Composition of Formula- and Breastfed Infants at Birth - Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

    Smith, H., O Hourihane, J., Kenny, L., Kiely M., Leahy-Warren, P., Dahly, D. and Murray, D.

Our News

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  • Daragh Horgan
    24 Jun 2019

    Honorary Doctorate for INFANT Ambassador & Supporter

  • Man pictured with award
    18 Jun 2019

    Fulbright Award Success for INFANT PI

  • Sean Mathieson EEG
    13 Jun 2019

    INFANT hosts HRB NEPTuNE Study Day

  • DM equipment demo
    07 May 2019

    INFANT PI raising funds for vital equipment & training in Tanzania

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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 Prof 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.

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