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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Educative video tutorial

As part of their outreach skills training, the early stage career scientists have created one educative video tutorial.


Gut Microbiota for Health (GMFH) platform interviews GROWTH PI Rene van den Wijngaard about the evolution of the GMFH project

Gut Microbiota for Health platform grows on the way of connecting the dots between gut microbiota, diet, nutrition and a healthy gut. We interviewed Paul Enck and Rene van den Wijngaard about the evolution of the GMFH project, highlighting the milestones achieved and news to come.


First web-based science meeting

The first GROWTH web-based science meeting is official with 2 presentations from Gemma and Naomi.


First GROWTH network meeting

From 18 until 19 December 2019 the first GROWTH network meeting was organized by Imperial College London (UK).


Kick-off and recruitment update

On 3 June 2019 the GROWTH programme was officially launched.