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Centre for Trophoblast Research


About the SRI

This Strategic Research Initiative explores the urgent challenges posed by reproduction today.

We facilitate close engagement between the arts, humanities and social sciences, biology and medicine. By approaching reproduction collectively and across disciplines, we offer fresh perspectives on broad issues which range from global policies to those which affect individuals, families and populations.

One of the primary goals of this SRI is to foster integration across disciplines and strengthen ties between researchers at Cambridge.

Over the past decade Cambridge University has become home to an increasing number of leading research centres and groupings in 'reproductive studies', such as the Centre for Family Research, the Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR), the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (CAMPOP), and the Growth and Development Programme of the MRC Epidemiology Unit, as well as newer groups such as the Wellcome-funded Generation to Reproduction project and the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) based in Sociology.

On the clinical side, there is the on-going and highly successful Pregnancy Outcome Prediction Study (POPS) being conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and women's health is one of the three themes of the Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research.

The SRI acts as an "umbrella" for these groupings, integrating researchers in different departments and institutes at all levels in order to promote cross-fertilisation of ideas, and to develop new interdisciplinary research, teaching initiatives and policy developments.

Membership of the Cambridge Reproduction SRI is open to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff in the University of Cambridge and its affiliated institutions who have an interest in any aspect of reproduction. Members will be added to the directory on our website and also to our mailing list, where they will receive information about events and activities for SRI members. Click here for more information about the SRI, and to join the network.