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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Interesting data presented at DDW on anastomotic healing by Konstantina Zafeiropoulou

Konstantina's data show the key-effects of prevotella on anastomotic healing (AH). Intermediate conclusions of her work, in more detail presented at DDW are:

1. there is no "beneficial" transcriptome characterzing the colonic tissue of AH patients.

2. there is no anastomotic leakage - related microbial dysbiosis

3. preoperative abundance of Prevotella associated with AH