Antenatal creatine for multi-organ protection Event as iCalendar

11 September 2017

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Liggins Institute – Room 505-003

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Cost: Free

Contact email: s.gusso@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Hayley Dickinson

Dr Hayley Dickinson

Head of Embryology and Placental Biology Research Group & NHMRC Biomedical Career Development Research Fellow
Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash University

Dr Dickinson’s research is aimed at reducing death and long-term burdens (health, emotional and economic) of major perinatal conditions such as birth asphyxia, stillbirth and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Dr Dickinson’s experimental work utilises the spiny mouse, a precocial rodent species with important similarities to human pregnancy in the timing of development of fetal organs and hormone production. She has modelled maternal viral and bacterial infection, maternal glucocorticoid excess, and intrauterine growth restriction and examined the fetal and postnatal consequences, and long-term outcomes in offspring. Dr Dickinson’s recent work, studying birth asphyxia in the spiny mouse, shows long-term multi-organ protection by maternal dietary creatine supplementation. She now leads a series of clinical studies aimed at unravelling the role of creatine in pregnancy and perinatal health.