Research theme

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:

Dr. P. Bennet     Dr D. MacIntyre


This theme will study how specific bacterial community structures and species in the body are associated with increased risk of preterm birth.

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