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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  • Baby in swaddling
    22 Oct 2018

    INFANT Statement - Thank You

    Statement re: acknowledgement of support received

  • Young boy
    11 Oct 2018

    New Research: The Impact of Caesarean Section and the Risk of Childhood Obesity

    New Research by INFANT PhD candidate, Gwinyai Masukume has been published in Scientific Reports.

  • 10 Oct 2018

    INFANT partners Incerb Acquired by US Medtech Firm

    Our industry partners, Incereb, have been acquired by US Medtech firm, Lifelines Neuro

  • 08 Oct 2018

    Rachel Williamson wins Young Investigator Award at ISSHP Conference

    Our PhD researcher, Rachel Williamson, won a Young Investigator Award from the Preeclampsia Foundati...

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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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