Reproductive and Developmental Biology

Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology (IRDB)

  • IRDB

The Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology (IRDB) was established by Professor Lord Robert Winston in 2001. It is directed by Professor Phillip Bennett, and undertakes research in all aspects of reproductive biology.

The Institute is located within the purpose-built 'Wolfson and Weston Research Centre for Family Health' on the Hammersmith campus of Imperial College. Being adjacent to the new Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, and with links to clinical academic obstetrics and gynaecology St Mary”s Hospital, it is ideally placed to facilitate the translation of research into improvements in Women’s Health, fertility, reproduction, pregnancy and childbirth. Outstanding molecular and cell biology resources are available and supported by central core services and ‘state-of-the-art’ laboratories.

The Institute provides a centre for research training for postgraduate students and research fellows with opportunities for registration for higher degrees. PhD studentships and post doctorate positions are available. In addition, there are opportunities for postgraduate students to study for an MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Biology.

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