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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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.


Blogpost shared by Microbiome Insights: "16S rRNA Gene Sequencing vs. Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing"

If you are considering to conduct 16S rRNA gene sequencing or shotgun metagenomic sequencing for your project, this is a nice blogpost shared by Microbiome Insights.


Virtual Conference: Reproducibility, Replicability and Trust in Science

This conference will bring together an international audience of researchers motivated to improve the robustness of scientific research. It will also involve important stakeholder groups: data and services providers, publishers, institutions and funders that are developing policies and tools.