GROWTH Network

The GROWTH consortium, funded by the European Commission (2019-2023), is made up to train a new generation of researchers working on new pathological insights, biomarker diagnostics and personalized nutritional interventions for intestinal failure in neonates and preterm infants.


Academic and industry partners, covering various disciplines ranging from fundamental research to clinical paediatrics and analytical chemistry to organoid and gut-on-chip applications, have teamed up in the European Union.

Research Programme

GROWTH aims to set-up a new European platform that trains young scientists in the industry-led exploration of innovative routes to fully exploit the potential of early life nutrition to prevent inflammatory disease. GROWTH coordinates 8 individual research projects.


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Interesting review published by the AMC group: Nutritional Therapy to Modulate Tryptophan Metabolism and Aryl Hydrocarbon-Receptor Signaling Activation in Human Diseases.

Mohammed Ghiboub, together with Dr Bruno Sovran and Prof. Wouter de Jonge, published a very nice review on nutritional interventions targeting Tryptophan (Trp) metabolism and Aryl Hydrocarbon-Receptor (AhR) signaling (Nutrients 2020, 12(9), 2846;


State-of-the-art air analysis station installed at AMC.

Recently, a cutting-edge technology was installed at AMC to define the volatiles emitted from the feces of healthy donors and patients with gastrointestinal disease. Owlstone Medical, one of the GROWTH collaborators, has developed this technology and is worldwide one of the pioneering companies in breath biopsy applications in early disease detection and precision medicine.


Free Online Course: The Human Microbiome (EIT Food)

This course is for anyone interested in subjects related to the human microbiome, how food can influence it, and how this resultantly impacts on human health.


European Research & Innovation Days 2020

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy.


Online X-omics Festival on 28 September 2020

The second edition of the X-omics festival “the future is now!” will take place online, on Monday September 28th 2020 from 09.30 – 14.00 CEST.