The University of Nottingham is the lead in the multi-centre Genetics of Pre-Eclampsia (GOPEC) study. Although the first phase is complete, trans-national genetic collaborations are developing from the study, and we plan to follow up the babies as they reach school age.
We are also currently undertaking other long-term collaborative (Universities of Leicester, Newcastle on Tyne and Bern, Switzerland) follow-up studies of mothers and babies who have been exposed to pre-eclampsia.
We collaborate with other schools in the faculty, in studies of seleniaum-containing antioxidant proteins in healthy and hypertensive pregnancy.
The genetics biochemistry and function of the renin-angiotensin system in normal and pathological (pre-eclamptic) pregnancy is another major interest of our group in collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.
These studies are complemented by studies of myometrial physiology and pathology.
A further collaboration is with the Faculty of Engineering, relating to the validation and use of a new, very small and portable, fetal heart rate monitor and the derivation of physiologically-relevant information from the fetal electrocardiogram.
Find out more about Obstetrics & Gynaecology research at the School of Medicine.