Penta ID Network

The global Penta ID Network started in Europe and has been growing steadily in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our members are healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists who cover a depth and breadth of expertise and specialties and share a common vision to improve paediatric infectious disease.

We leverage this diversity to develop and deliver world class clinical research, education and training programmes and infrastructure development initiatives in the area of paediatric infectious disease, all with the aim of improving the lives of women and children through generation and application of scientific knowledge.

Within our network are seven working groups consisting of experts in basic science, bloodborne viruses, clinical pharmacology, fungal infections, infection in pregnancy and vertical transmission, severe bacterial infections and anti-microbial resistance and training and education. Although each working group has its own objectives, the over-arching goal amongst them is improving the health outcomes of children and pregnant women.

The Network also supports Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to build their research passion, capability and develop their careers. Within the Network, ECRs are considered the next generation of leading researchers in paediatric infectious diseases.

Penta ID Network Members around the world


How to become a member


Are you interested in being part of the global, independent Penta ID Network?

As a member – working in maternal or paediatric infectious disease, a healthcare professional, researcher or scientist – you can contribute to achieving better outcomes for children through your combined experience, knowledge and influence.

Whether you are just starting out or are already working in maternal or paediatric infectious disease, we invite you to join our growing global Penta ID Network.

What benefits do we offer?


Our members interact by participating in online and face to face discussions and meetings, and we support them to disseminate their research and activities. Our members support us by facilitating access to clinical sites and cohorts and promoting Penta’s work externally. From support at different stages of your career to access to network and educational resources, we offer a range of benefits to our members:

  • The opportunity to connect with peers and be involved in Penta activities: As a member you can access the online Penta Aperitivo series, Penta Meetings and Penta Communication channels to connect with peers across the globe. Through networking and collaboration, research teams are formed, and new ideas, proposals and research are created.
  • A global platform to disseminate your research: Gathering like-minded and world-class experts, our members can discuss their ideas, share and disseminate their work utilizing our communication channels – and above all make new friends.
  • Access to specialized and current information: By accessing tailored and dedicated workshops and information members will further develop their specialized knowledge.
  • Access to Penta ID Network scientific working groups: Our members can connect with the Network’s scientific working groups, to take forward new research ideas or projects.
  • Regular Penta communications: We keep our members up to date new and ongoing research, Penta activities and information relevant to the paediatric ID community.
  • Support for early career researchers: We are supporting researchers at different stages of their careers to develop their skills and experience. New programmes for those wishing to advance their careers will be launched soon.

If you have any questions relating to the Penta ID Network Membership you can contact us at: network@pentafoundation.org