Research themes must meet a set of essential criteria:
- Address a unique research target that is like to be crucial to the prevention of preterm birth.
- Generate, refine or complement new technologies that could lead to important new discoveries regarding preterm birth.
- Leverage the expertise and resources available across the departments at Imperial College London and their partner institutions.
- Provide a strong foundation for transdisciplinary collaboration.
The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Imperial College London will address a single transdisciplinary research theme:
LINKS BETWEEN MICROBIOLOGY AND PRE-TERM BIRTH
This theme will study how specific bacterial community structures and species in the body are associated with increased risk of preterm birth.