• Current Recruitment Status:
    number of women enrolled in IMPROvED to date

  • Pre-eclampsia screening of
    5000 European women in 5 countries

  • Novel metabolomics and proteomics biomarkers
    to detect pre-eclampsia and improve pregnancy outcomes

  • An effective screening test has the potential for
    significant health and economic impact


Maria-Angeles Guzmán Martínez, who is the 1,000th mother to be recruited to the INFANT research project, with midwives Grainne Meehan and Colleen Curran

1000th participant recruited in Cork

We are delighted to announce that we have recruited our 1000th participant in Cork!!! Thank you Maria, and thank you to all the other mums-to-be that have made this research possible!


INFANT directors win Irish Researchers of The Year 2015 Award

The Irish Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, announced Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Louise Kenny (Cooordinator IMPROvED ) as the Science Foundation Ireland Joint Researchers of the Year 2015 at the SFI Science Summit in recognition of their global leadership in reducing the burden of disease and disability associated with the period just before and after birth.


Prof Louise Kenny short listed for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards

IMPROvED Coordinator Prof Louise Kenny has been short listed for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards 2015. Congratulation!

The  Awards are designed to recognise women whose successes have gained public praise together with those women who have tirelessly worked to improve the lives of others. Lifetime achievement is also recognised in the Hall of Fame Awards, previously won by Myrtle Allen, Maureen O’Hara, Joan Bergin, and Catherine McGuinness. The event will take place 7 November in Dublin.