About Genesis Research Trust

About Us

Founded in 1945, Genesis Research Trust, based at Imperial College London, is the largest collaboration of reproductive health researchers in the UK.

It is the only charity of its kind to lie consistently at the heart of original leading-edge research investigating why and how things can go wrong with conception, pregnancy and birth; delivering real evidence-based results for medical treatments and outcomes of worldwide significance.

Having already transformed the lives of many parents-to-be, we know that there is the potential to achieve far more and an urgent need to do so.

United in our pursuit of excellence, we are not only driven by the highest quality research but by our humanity to empower those who long to improve their chances of having a healthy family become a tangible reality.


Our Mission

We are world-class scientists and doctors, passionate about giving everyone who wants to have children the chance to experience a healthy pregnancy and have a healthy family.

Our mission is to fund original research to investigate the causes of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth and find better ways to diagnose and treat them.

Because our research is so fundamental, it’s likely our work has already had an impact on your life or someone you know. Anyone who’s had IVF, for example, has benefited directly from our research and the work of our founder and chairman, Professor Robert Winston.

Hormonal cures for infertility, treatments that help reduce the chances of miscarriage, a revolutionary treatment for womb cancer, and ways to screen embryos for fatal genes are just a few of the other major medical advances we’ve pioneered, and transferred to everyday practice.

We fund research we believe will make the most difference to people wanting to become parents. And by supporting internationally-renowned scientists and doctors to collaborate across UK hospitals, universities and our own state-of-the-art research facilities, we speed the pace of progress and ensure that we will continue to make the breakthroughs we know are possible.