We believe that the basis of human health begins before birth and that variation at each life stage has consequences for the next.
Many people carry genes associated with common disorders but whether they develop symptoms or not is often more complex. Which genes are expressed can be shaped by maternal health and later-life nutrition and developing one condition can cause changes that lead to others.
By taking this holistic approach, linking traditionally distinct disciplines and exploring the interactions between environment, genetics, cause and effect, we can find new ways to detect, treat and prevent disease.
Our research is funded by charities, governments, research councils and trusts. Our major funders include:
Improving the mental and physical health of our patients and wider population
Improving outcomes for women and children in our local area, nationally and internationally
Understanding, predicting and preventing premature birth
Researching the link between our genes, the environment and common diseases
Integrating cell-, protein/peptide- and small molecule-therapeutics
Leading maternal, fetal, neonatal and paediatric research
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