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* TRAINEE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: FLRF and ISRHML Announce 2018 TEP Awardees and Open Applications for 2019 (posted 25/10/18)

The International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) announce 2018 awardees of the Trainee Expansion Program (TEP), and open application process for 2019 TEP scholarships during 19th ISRHML Conference in Kanagawa, Japan.

For the third year in a row, ISRHML and FLRF are supporting the next generation of scientists in the field of human lactation research through TEP. The project awards scholarships to young, talented researchers in two different programmes: a one-year Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) and a three-month Trainee Travel Fund (TTF). 10 scholarships were awarded in 2018.

For full details and applications:

Congratulations to our new Trainee Representative on Council (posted 26/7/18)

It was a VERY close race, but the winner was Giselle Adriana Abruzzese, a PhD student in Centre for Pharmacological and Botanical Studies (CEFYBO) from the National Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina, at the University of Buenos Aires. Giselle is studying the impacts of prenatal hyper-androgenism on metabolic and reproductive development.

We look forward to having Giselle join us on Council! 



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.

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Contact the Trainee Representatives on DOHaD Council

Amita Bansal, PhD (
Sky Feuer, PhD (

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