Human Post-Mortem Fetal and Neonatal Brain Tissue Resource

The Human Post-Mortem Fetal and Neonatal Brain Tissue resource has fixed (formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue) and a limited range of fresh frozen brain samples from fetal and neonatal ages (20 – 44 weeks gestation). There is also associated (and anonymised) clinical history for each sample. This resource, and requests for tissue are accessible to the national and international scientific community conducting both basic and translational medical research. Aim: Disturbances to brain development in fetal life predispose and contribute to the aetiology of numerous neurodevelopmental disorders. The use of these tissues aims to help researchers understand the underlying neurobiology of typical and atypical brain development.

Existing samples:

  • Complete trisomy 21 syndrome (disorder)
  • Newborn death (event)
  • Preterm infant status (observable entity)
  • Stillbirth (finding)

Contact Information

Email:
ana.baburamani@kcl.ac.uk
Telephone:
020 7188 7118
Address:

Dept Perinatal Imaging and Health
1st Floor South Wing
St Thomas Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd
London
Greater London
SE17EH
England

Last Updated: 05/01/2021


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