Mission and vision

The Centre’s mission and vision statement is grounded in collaborative interactions across the three pillars to explore and understand the process, players, and consequences of fetal programming.


To explore, examine and understand the impact of environmental factors working during the fetal period and how these factors may interact with genetic factors and with environmental factors working prior to or after this period in determining the development, the health and specific diseases appearing during the life-course of the individual.


To generate a productive, creative and open-minded collaborative setting with ‘cross-fertilization’ and mutual respect across different disciplines, approaches, ideas and individual researchers. A part of this vision is to bring together the best possible researchers and expertises and research resources and to utilise these potentials in the best possible way to fulfil the centre mission.

Last revised 21 August 2017