Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function
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- PhD students
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- Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
|Prof Melissa Wakefirstname.lastname@example.org||Personal web page|
|Prof Richard Safferyemail@example.com|
Summary Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function
The placenta regulates a healthy pregnancy. The population burden of disordered placentation and function is unquantified but potentially immense. This highly novel PhD takes placental research to scale, developing innovative high-throughput placental imaging and sampling within the 'Generation Victoria' cohort, targeting all 160,000 Victorian births over two years and all 70 birthing hospitals. Initially focusing on the placental pathophysiology of the great obstetric syndromes, the resource once established can later quantify placental roles in maternal, fetal, childhood, adult and transgenerational health. The landmark GenV thus offers immense opportunities to establish a career and leadership in transformative pregnancy and newborn research.
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Research NodeRoyal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
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