The Centre was founded in 2007 to promote scientific study of the placenta and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. The ultimate aim is to alleviate suffering resulting from placentally-related complications of pregnancy that remain a major cause of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality worldwide.
To achieve this aim, our objectives are:
- To facilitate interactions between basic scientists and academic clinicians both within Cambridge and nationally/internationally;
- To provide research training of the highest standard, and to promote the careers of recent graduates as independent researchers;
- To act as an international resource for placental research.
understanding the placenta: the key to healthy life