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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Fermented foods show potential in increasing gut microbial diversity and modulating immune responses

On November 22nd 2021, published a very interesting story on the potential of fermented foods in increasing gut microbial diversity and modulating immune responses. Fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi and kombucha, have gained increasing popularity on the market shelves and consumers’ basket. Scientists at Stanford University elucidate how fermented foods may alter gut microbiota profile and reduce inflammatory markers.

You can access the full story HERE.