2 August, 12.30-1.30pm, Seminar Room 1, TRF
Synopsis : When a baby develops inside mum's womb, the lungs can only grow appropriately if they are separated from the stomach by the diaphragm. In babies with a hole in their diaphragm, the lungs do not grow properly and the baby cannot breathe on its own after birth. Our research investigates new treatments that are given during pregnancy to improve the growth of fetal lungs, ultimately helping babies - and their parents - breathe a little easier.
Supervisors: Prof Stuart Hooper, Dr Ryan Hodges, Dr Kelly Crossley, Dr Philip DeKoninck
Panel Chair: Prof Rosemary Horne
Independent assessors: Prof Euan Wallace, Dr Tim Moss