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Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University
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Name: Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University

 

Founded2000

 

Research field:

Improve women and children’s health through scientific research into the causes of birth defects and other adverse birth outcomes and application of the research findings in public health interventions.

 

Research directions:

1.Birth defects

  • Folic acid, homocysteine and neural tube defects.
  • Genetic determinants of birth defects: polymorphisms and next-generation sequencing.
  • Environmental pollutants (heavy metals and organic chemicals) and birth defects.
  • Folic acid supplementation and effectiveness evaluation.
  • Long-term effect of maternal folic acid supplementation on child growth, development, and cognition.

2.Nutrition, pregnancy outcomes and children’s health

  • Hemoglobin and pregnancy outcomes and pregnancy complications.
  • Folic acid, folic acid plus iron, and multivitamins and pregnancy outcomes.
  • Folic acid, folic acid plus iron, and multivitamins and children’s physical and cognitive development
  • Folic acid and recurrent pregnancy loss.

3.Long-term impact on children’s health of Caesarian section

  • Physical development.
  • Mental and behavioral development.
  • Obesity/Metabolic diseases.

4.Other areas

  • Infertility.
  • Maternal and child health care equity.
  • Childhood obesity.

 

Director:Prof.Aiguo Ren, MD, PhD

 

Contact:Dr. Wang, Linlin

E-mail: linlinwang@bjmu.edu.cn

Tel: +86 10 82802254

Fax: +86 10 82801141

Address: Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University Health Science Center, 38 Xueyuan Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China.

 

Website: http://irch.bjmu.edu.cn/




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