A World Leading SFI Research CentreThe Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) is Ireland’s first dedicated perinatal research centre.
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.
INFANT is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. We are an industry-facing centre developing innovations that build commercial opportunities with our industry partners.
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.
Making pregnancy safer for mothers and babies
Making birth safer for mothers and babies
Improving health outcomes for newborn babies
Advancing the health and well-being of children
Skin Microbiome Prior to Development of Atopic Dermatitis: Early Colonization with Commensal Staphylococci at 2 months is Associated with a Lower Risk of Atopic Dermatitis at 1 year
Kennedy EA, Connolly J, Hourihane JO’B, Fallon PG, McLean WHI, Murray D, Jo J-H, Segre JA, Kong HH, Irvine AD.
Experience of miscarriage: an interpretative phenomenological analysis
Meaney, S., Corcoran, P., Spillane, N. and O'Donoghue, K.
Exposure to Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Increases the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Affected Offspring
Curran, E.A., O’Keeffe, G.W., Looney, A.M., Moloney, G., Hegarty, S.V., Murray, D.M., Khashan, A.S. and Kenny, L.C.
Statement re SFI second round funding
Published in UCC, College of Medicine and Health "The Research Impact Anthology - Research for a Hea...
Emma recognised for her dedication to biobanking standards.
Statement re: acknowledgement of support received
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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