Sizzle VANTERPOOL

Nationality Dutch
Year of selection2012
InstitutionMaastricht University
CountryNetherlands
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Ph.D

Granted amount

120 000 €

Duration

3 years

Preterm birth and a mother's oral health

One reason for preterm birth, the main cause of perinatal death, could be maternal periodontitis, an oral infection, spreading to the uterus and placenta. Sizzle Vanterpool aims to develop a vaccine against the bacteria so dangerous for the unborn child.

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