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About the Centre for Early Life

The new Centre for Early Life builds on the University’s existing expertise in early life research by aiming to pioneer research into the formative factors in our lives.

The Centre brings together experts from across the University of Warwick, including Warwick Medical School, the Institute of Digital Healthcare, Warwick Mathematics Institute, and the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Psychology, and Statistics.

The scope of the Centre starts before pregnancy with research into parenthood planning, egg and sperm production, early embryo development, crosses all key events in pregnancy, including implantation, placenta development, and birth, and extends to research into physical and mental health disorders in the first five years of life.

Partnering with industry and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, the Centre will accelerate the development of new clinical tests and treatments and support education and training of healthcare staff.