Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function

Research Opportunity
PhD students
Department / Centre
Paediatrics
Location
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Melissa Wake melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Richard Saffery richard.saffery@mcri.edu.au

Summary Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function

Project Details

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.



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine



Research Opportunities

PhD students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Paediatrics

Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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