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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  • Exploring temporal information in neonatal seizures using a dynamic time warping based SVM kernel.

    Ahmed, R., Temko, A., Marnane, WP., Boylan, G., Lightbody, G.

  • Trial of labour after caesarean section and the risk of neonatal and infant death: a nationwide cohort study

    O'Neill, Sinead M., Agerbo, E., Khashan, Ali S., Kearney, Patricia M., Henriksen, Tine B., Greene, Richard A., Kenny, Louise C.

  • "Transition Phase Nutrition Recommendations. Missing Link in the Nutrition Management of Preterm Infants."

    Brennan, A.M, Fenton, S., Murphy, B.P., Kiely, M.

Our News

All News
  • PiNPoINT Team
    10 Apr 2017

    PiNPoINT Study Launched

    Science Foundation Ireland and Industry Partners Commit Funding to Support the PiNPoINT Study

  • Science for All
    03 Apr 2017

    Infant at Science for All Final

    Katie Togher will present "Happy Mum, Happy Microbes?" at the UCC Science for All Final

  • Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
    31 Mar 2017

    Lifelong Learning Festival

    INFANT will take part in Cork's Lifelong Learning Festival

  • Baby and mum
    30 Mar 2017

    ENRICH Project Launched

    Exploring the Importance of Sleep Behaviours for Brain Development in Infants

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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