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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In October the next International Symposium on Gut Microbiology will take place as a virtual event.


Training Workshop ‘Taking charge of your career’ (June 16 – 18, 2021)

Event location : Remote

The next GROWTH workshop will be fully remote and will take place from the 16th to the 18th of June 2021.

Research workshop: “Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and molecular imaging workshop with teaching part and individual sessions", organized by the Biofilmcenter, Charité and MoKi Analytics, Berlin.

Academic skills workshop: "Creative thinking: On to new ideas, by Adib Fricke (

Academic skills / coaching workshop: ‘Shape your future’ by Dorothee Kagelmann.

The training workshop is organized within the framework of the GROWTH Project: Research and Training in Early Life Nutrition to Prevent Disease | H2020 | CORDIS | European Commission,


the CEMBO Consortium: Combating and Evaluation of Mixed Biofilms | H2020 | CORDIS | European Commission,


World Microbiome Day 27 June 2021

On World Microbiome Day all things microbial, all around the world are celebrated. International microbiome researchers are introduced to the public to raise awareness of the vibrant and diverse world of microbes and invite the public and industry professionals to share their thoughts and activities with the microbiome community.


Interesting review published by the paediatric surgery group at AMC

A recently published review by the paediatric surgery group at AMC aggregates the available literature on the incidence of different forms of surgical site infections in infants who needed surgery for abdominal birth defects.


New free webinar series: Microbiota and Gut-Brain Connection

The Gut Microbiota for Health platform with the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) organises an exciting webinar series under the topic: Microbiota and Gut-Brain Connection: A new Frontier in Neurogastroenterology. This free resource is a great opportunity to hear leading worldwide experts presenting the most recent findings on this topic.