Impact of viral infection on pregnancy

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Grant number: C19-IUC-063

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Key facts

  • Disease

  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh
  • Research Category

    Clinical characterisation and management

  • Research Subcategory

    Prognostic factors for disease severity

  • Special Interest Tags


  • Study Subject


  • Clinical Trial Details

    Not applicable

  • Broad Policy Alignment


  • Age Group

    Adults (18 and older)

  • Vulnerable Population

    Pregnant women

  • Occupations of Interest



We have established a wulti-centred programme to study the impact of viral infection on pregnancy and the influence of treatment. In collaboration with the Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Biobank (ERTBB) researchers will collect clinical information and biological samples from women with suspected and confirmed Covid-19 infection during pregnancy and their babies. This information will be used to assess the maternal responses to COVID-19 infection across gestation and stratify risk of severe disease. The overall aim is to determine the impact of infection on pregnant women asking whether they are more susceptible, maternal to foetal infection, impact on placental function and outcomes of pregnancy.