INFANT has a local impact with a global reach

INFANT is answering the international need for research and innovation to improve healthcare outcomes for mothers and children.

Ireland, with the highest birth rate in the EU, is an ideal place to consolidate international experts, enabling our researchers to make a marked impact.


30 countries


Scientific Breakthroughs

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AI powered neonatal seizure detection

This system automatically analyses and identifies seizures in newborn babies using EEG readings of the brain. Using artificial intelligence that detects brain seizures in newborns, INFANT has developed a new medical device for seizure detection in neonates that sets off an alarm at the cotside when baby seizures occur.

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Predictive screening tests for pre-eclampsia

Affecting 5% of first-time mothers, preeclampsia is one of the most common complications of pregnancy and is a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death. Using the latest technology to study metabolites, INFANT researchers discovered a set of biomarkers, which identify women at risk of developing the disease.


New therapy for peanut allergy

Clinical trials co-led by an INFANT principal investigator and supported by the Clinical Research Facility in Cork, have found that a new oral treatment, can successfully reduce sensitivity to peanuts, offering a real lifeline to those affected by the most common food allergy and the single cause of most food allergy deaths.

Our Global Impact

  • 30%

    of all INFANT publications fall within the top 10% of the world's most cited publications

  • 49%

    of all INFANT publications are outputs from international collaborations

  • 44%

    of all INFANT publications fall within 10% of the worlds top publications

Success Stories

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We put our stamp on Ireland

INFANT Research Honoured With Collector's Stamp from An Post.

Brain injury

Breakthrough for brain injury

INFANT research identifies biomarkers to detect brain injury.

Riona Cotter and Keelin O'Donoghue

A caring service for those that lose a baby

INFANT leads National Bereavement Standards in Maternity Services.

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Contact Us

Want to find out more about INFANT?
Get in touch with our centre manager, Dr Christian Stafford.