Genesis Research Trust

Registered Charity Number: 292518

Genesis Research Trust, promoting science for the health of women and babies

Despite countless breakthroughs in medical science, we still do not understand why some pregnancies will end in tragedy. For most of us, having a child of our own is the most fulfilling experience of our lives. All of us can imagine the desperation and sadness of parents who lose a baby, and the life-shattering impact that a disabled or seriously ill child has on a family.

Genesis Research Trust was founded in 1985 by Professor Robert Winston to raise money for the largest UK-based collection of scientists and clinicians to research the causes and cures for conditions that affect the health of women and babies. This Trust is uniquely based in the building where the scientists carry out their research at the Wolfson and Weston Research Institute for Family Health, on the Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London.

Miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, brain damage and cancer are all diseases and conditions that our scientists are working to prevent. We have made some amazing achievements since 1985:

  • One of the first screening programmes for cervical cancer
  • Early development of IVF
  • The development of screening for fatal genetic diseases in fertilised eggs
  • Many new treatments to improve fertility and contraception
  • The prevention of premature labour
  • Investigation into genes involved in female cancers and embryo implantation
  • The reduction of brain damage in babies born in a vulnerable state

But we still need your help, take a look at the statistics:

  • 1 in 18 babies in the UK is born prematurely
  • 1 in 4 babies are miscarried
  • 1 in 175 babies are stillborn
  • 4,370 women die of ovarian cancer each year
  • 1 in 10 women suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

"This charity lies at the heart of the most profound of human wishes: to have a happy and healthy family" Professor Robert Winston

Get in touch today to find out how you can help us fund our vital medical research!

Contact Us

Genesis Research Trust Wolfson & Weston Research Centre for Family Health, IRDB Building
Imperial College London
Du Cane Road
W12 0NN

Phone: 020 7594 2158

Fax: 020 7594 2154


51.517429276787, -0.23469208354044

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