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Our vision is life-time health for all children and families, through research excellence.

About us

We are uncovering how events and circumstances before birth and in early life, impact healthy development, susceptibility to disease and resistance to adversity. 

WHO WE ARE

Our researchers

The Institute brings together more than 45 Research Leaders and their teams to conduct internationally renowned research and translation into clinical care and health policy.

RESEARCH LEADERS

Our focus

Reproductive and early life origins of health and disease.

OUR research PRIORITY

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We strive to work proactively with others to advance research and improve outcomes in reproduction, pregnancy and child health.

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Be involved through research trials, student opportunities, making a donation, or connecting with us.

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Research services

The Institute offers a suite of services to advance our research priorities, and to provide consultancy and increased capacity for academic and commercial clients.

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Latest news

Study confirms genetic link in cerebral palsy

An international research team including the University of Adelaide has found further evidence that rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, findings which could lead to earlier diagnosis and new treatments for this devastating movement disorder.

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Adelaide has key role in COVID-19 vaccine human trials

University of Adelaide researchers are playing a leading role in the human trials of Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine.

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Planning a baby? A fertility app won't necessarily tell you the best time to try

In years gone by, women would rely on the calendar on the wall to work out when their next menstrual cycle might occur. They would look to physical signs to tell them when they might be ovulating, and therefore when they’d be most likely to fall pregnant.

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Oct

Fertility Week: 12 to 18 Oct 2020

Fertility Week (12 to 18 October) focuses on the impact that age has on fertility in Australia and around the world.

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Sep

2020 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture by Prof Jonathan Carapetis

Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM from Telethon Kids Institute presented the 2020 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: The New Closing the Gap Agreement – Implications for research.

05

Jul

Negative impacts of cannabis use during pregnancy

The use of cannabis during pregnancy leads to poorer health outcomes for babies, according to research from The University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute.

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