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Research project

IMPRINT: IMmunising PRegnant women and INfants neTwork

Project overview

This project investigated the mechanisms by which maternal antibodies cross the placenta and reach the fetus. Transfer of maternal antibodies provides the newborn baby with passive immunity while its own immune system develops. Maternal diseases may reduce the effectiveness of this process and reduce the protection of the newborn infants.


Lead researcher

Professor Rohan Lewis PhD, FTPS

Prof of Placental&Integrative Physiology

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Other researchers

Doctor Chrissie Jones BMedSci, BMBS, FRCPCH, PgcertHBE, FHEA, PhD

Assoc Professor of Paediatric Infection

Research interests

  • Vaccination in pregnancy
  • Infection risk reduction in pregnancy

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