Trainees at DOHaDWelcome to the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Society’s Trainee online community! DOHaD trainees are comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and other early-career professionals pursuing research in fetal and developmental origins of health and disease. Trainees are a valuable part of the Society’s discovery platform and are integral in the development of new and innovative id


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*NEW* Call for nominations: Trainee Representative on Council (posted 6/4/18)


Do you want to play a bigger role in the DOHaD Society?

Are you a DOHaD Trainee member or know of one that is keen, actively engaged in DOHaD research, and is a bright and rising start in this field? We welcome their nomination to Council! Trainee Representatives actively engage with Council members and are committed to further advancing the interests of the Society. They represent the voice of student membership, organize activities at the World Congresses, and co-lead a vibrant Trainee Association. Terms are for 4 years, and the Council ‘meets’ quarterly by teleconference, and in-person at each World Congress.

Any student (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, or clinical) engaged in DOHaD research is encouraged to apply. Requirements and materials for nomination include:

Please submit all nomination materials to by May 1st 2018.



The Liggins Institute, Auckland, New Zealand

The Liggins Institute is looking for mid-career researchers (3-8 years post PhD) who are interested in maternal, infant and child health. If that sounds like you please get in touch!


DOHaD 2019 in Melbourne

It’s never too late to get a jumpstart on next year’s DOHaD meeting! If you have ideas about trainee workshops, networking events and other training opportunities at the next World Congress, please contact your Council Representative Amita Bansal at


Connect with us on Facebook

The ‘Trainees of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Society'  Facebook group is a platform for contributing ideas, sharing new findings, and staying connected. We are open to all trainees and emerging scientists, and are up to 136 members! Please join the group here:


Postdoc trainees – become a J DOHaD reviewer today!!

All DOHaD postdoc trainees are invited to become Trainee Reviewers for J DOHaD. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop editorial experience and participate in the success of the Society's journal. For more information, please email Amita.




Benefits of membership: In addition to the advantages of DOHaD Society membership, DOHaD trainees benefit from reduced membership fees and registration costs at the biennial World Congresses, as well as access to a suite of online resources through a password-protected section of the website. This includes updates of new grants, scholarships, and job offers within the DOHaD field; information about upcoming webinars on hot topics and current research initiatives across the field; details of upcoming workshops, meetings and conferences; online access to the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (J DOHaD), and regular newsletters highlighting publications in the field and other DOHaD resources.

Most significantly, trainee members have the opportunity to join an international scientific network that promotes an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to research.

For Postdocs and Clinical Fellows

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For Postgraduate Students

For all trainees

DOHaD Congress


Upcoming workshops, meetings, and conferences

Journal of DOHaD

DOHaD News letter


Contact the Trainee Representatives on DOHaD Council

Amita Bansal, PhD (
Sky Feuer, PhD (

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