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Centre for Trophoblast Research

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Trophoblast cells (image by permission of Dr Erica Watson)

The aim of the centre is to alleviate suffering from placental related complications of pregnancy. The consequences of defective placentation include mortality and severe morbidity, and associated health care costs both in the short and long term. The Centre supports the urgent and persuasive need for more research into the development and function of the placenta.

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Postgraduate Study

Each year, the Centre aims to fund up to two three-year PhD studentships for projects falling within its remit.

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Fellowships

Each year, the Centre aims to fund up to two Next Generation Fellowships, usually for three years.

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News from Alumni and Career Development

Congratulations to Sarra Achouri (CTR New Generation Fellow) who is now full-time marketing director of CamBioScience Limited. She co-founded the company with a group of other high-level scientists. We are very proud of the achievements of our New Generation Fellows!

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Lastest news from our researchers

Major breakthrough in developing human endometrial organoids by Margherita Turco, Lucy Gardner and colleagues. These cultures are a major step forward for investigations into the earliest stages of placental development and also endometrial cancer.

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OUTREACH: Professor Graham Burton interviewed by Paul Brackley, Editor & Editorial Director of Cambridge Independent

Professor Graham Burton was recently interviewed by Paul Brackley, Editor and Editorial Director of the Cambridge Independent newspaper. "The early days and weeks of a pregnancy are critical to its successful outcome and yet, until now, they have been frustratingly difficult to study. Cambridge researchers at the Centre for Trophoblast Research, which this year marks its tenth anniversary, have succeeded in finding a remarkable way to solve this challenge" (Paul Brackley). Click Read More to see the article.

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The Centre for Trophoblast Research is part of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

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