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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Expert Lecture Series on "Omics Technologies / Bio-informatics Analyses" organized in the GROWTH network

As of December 2020 an Expert Lecture Series with "Omics technologies / Bio-informatics analyses) as main training theme is being organized with specialist lecture every other Friday.


Innovation for Health conference organized on 15-16 April 2021 (Immunology as main theme)

On 15-16 April 2021, the 8th edition of Innovation for Health conference with Health Holland as main partner, takes place as an online edition.


2.5 million Euro of funding for Crohn's Disease research

The group at the Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research in Amsterdam, headed by Prof. Dr. Wouter de Jonge and partner in the GROWTH network recently acquired a large 2.5 milion research grant for the exploration of new therapies for Crohn’s Disease.


International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scientific discovery needs diverse perspectives in order to achieve innovative results at the highest level. Appropriate consideration of women or members of underrepresented groups in science at all levels broadens perspectives and opinions and thus contributes to outstanding research.  


Life2021 conference (Dutch Life Sciences) dates published

Life2021, the NWO conference for the Dutch Life Sciences will be a digital conference. Save the afternoons of 26, 27 and 28 May.