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Information about the Centre for Trophoblast Research


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:

  1. To facilitate interactions between basic scientists and academic clinicians both within Cambridge and nationally/internationally;
  2. To provide research training of the highest standard, and to promote the careers of recent graduates as independent researchers;
  3. To act as an international resource for placental research.

understanding the placenta: the key to healthy life