Successful Grant Writing training organized in Berlin

The day after previous network meeting in Berlin (1-2 September 2022), a dedicated training on Successful Grant Writing was organized for the GROWTH fellows and collaborating scientists. Overall, a very interesting and interactive training session with lots of homework and future grant plans. We thank MoKi Analytics and Charite University Berlin for hosting this meeting and training event.

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Multiple GROWTH scientists presenting their work at annual congress of the European Paediatric Surgeon's association (EUPSA)

In Tel Aviv (Israel) this summer several GROWTH scientists presented their work at the European Paediatric Surgeon's Association annual congress 2022. The spirit of EUPSA is characterized by the spirit to enhance the capacity to discover, disseminate and apply new knowledge to the benefit of patientss, and we can not agree more with this.

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Most of the GROWTH students participated in the Biobusiness Summer School

Five GROWTH students participated last week in the 5-day Biobuiness Summer School event organized in Amsterdam to prepare them for a industry-minded career in life sciences.

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Nancy Deianova presents her work at ESPHGAN 2022

Nancy Deianavo, ESR-4 in the GROWTH programme, presented her results at the annual ESPHGAN congress. Part of her project focuses on antibiotics and necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis in a preterm Dutch/Belgian cohort where non-exposure was associated with higher odds for disease.

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27 June is World MIicrobiome Day

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

The Theme for World Microbiome Day 2022 is "Celebration of The Microbial World"

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The 54th Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN on 22-25 June 2022

The official ESPHGAN Annual Meeting provides stimulating and informative State of the Art and Key Note Lectures from leading experts in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. Parallel sessions will comprise of stimulating symposia and oral abstract presentations. A combination of posters and selected ePosters will provide attendees with the opportunity to view and discuss latest results.

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Gemma Pitotti presented a poster at the Digestive Disease Week!

GROWTH researcher, Gemma Pitotti, prepared a poster and presented her work at the Digestive Disease Week. Her poster had the title: "Activation and function of epithelial TLR4 and TLR5 in E.coli sepsis in preterms".

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Naomi Wieser presented her progress at the Digestive Disease Week 2022

Naomi Wieser presented her work at the Digestive Disease Week at the plenary session on Development of the liver, Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Tract. Her presentation title was "Human milk and neonatal gut bacterial derived aryl hidrocarban receptor ligands reduce NFkb and chemokine activation in human fetal organoids".

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GROWTH fellows presenting their research at the Digestive Disease Week in San Diego

Several GROWTH fellows are invited to prepare an oral presentation and an abstract for the Digestive Disease Week 2022 (21-24 May 2022). Important and exciting times for them in San Diego.

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Interesting data presented at DDW on anastomotic healing by Konstantina Zafeiropoulou

At the Digestive Disease Week compelling data is presented by Konstantina Zafeiropoulou, PhD student at the Tytgat Institute at Amsterdam UMC and collaborator on GROWTH projects conducted by Hilal Sengul and Lilly Bantavi.

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The Progress of Intestinal Epithelial Models from Cell Lines to Gut-On-Chip

In this review, published by the group of Wouter de Jonge (AMC), the conventional and more recently developed in vitro and ex vivo systems focusing on their applications, advantages, and limitations are summarized.

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GROWTH scientists going to the Digestive Disease Week in May 2022

Several GROWTH researchers are traveling to San Diego in May 2022 to visit the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) and present their intermediate results and discuss with peers about the project and future plans.

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The GROWTH Satellite Symposium was a great success

Today, the GROWTH Satellite Symposium was organized and with >40 attendants, 3 key-note speakers and 8 presentations of the GROWTH research fellows, the meeting was a major success.

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TNO launches their new Early Life Campaign

GROWTH partner, TNO recently kicked-off their new Early Life Campaign. This initiatives provides TNO's latest insights, and a comprehensive overview of their expertise and tools to support healthy development early in life.

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Predictive factors for surgical treatment in preterm neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis

GROWTH research groups at AMC and VUMC identifed factors may support the clinician to identify infants with increased risk for sNEC, which may facilitate early decisive management and consequently could result in improved prognosis. These findings were obtained from a multi-center case control study.


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

One of the collaborating PhD students of the GROWTH programme, Konstantina Zafeiropoulou, published a very interesting story on a new study, carried out by researchers at Stanford University that shows that fermented-food diet may increase microbiome diversity and decrease markers of inflammation. In the same study high-fiber diet shows potential in altering gut microbiome functions and modulating immune responses.

Konstantina is currently a PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC unraveling the role of gut microbiota and long-term dietary patterns in the development of postoperative colorectal anastomotic leakage.

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Wellcome Connecting Science Virtual Conference: Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease

The 10th meeting in the Wellcome Connecting Science series on 13-15 October 2021 will once again bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, gastroenterology, neuroscience and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving area.

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12th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GUT MICROBIOLOGY - 13-15 OCT 2021

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



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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 (https://adibfricke.com/de/)

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, https://growth-horizon2020.eu/

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the CEMBO Consortium: Combating and Evaluation of Mixed Biofilms | H2020 | CORDIS | European Commission, https://cembo.eu/





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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.

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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.

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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.

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Profound pathogen-specific alterations in intestinal microbiota composition precede late onset sepsis in preterm infants.

The VUMC group of Dr. Tim de Meij discovered strong preclinical microbial alterations underline that gut microbiota is involved in the pathogenesis of late onset sepsis and has large potential as non-invasive biomarkers for early diagnostic purposes. A paper on their longitudinal multicenter case-control study was recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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How are we doing? Our mid-term check

A successful midterm check meeting of the GROWTH programme!

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13th International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria (August 23 to 25, 2021)

This symposium offers a unique platform for researchers active in this area of biotechnology, from academia and industry alike, to present recent work, to obtain information on new developments and to exchange views with colleagues from all over the world on scientific progress and applications.

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Expert Lecture Series on "Omics Technologies / Bio-informatics Analyses" organized in the GROWTH network

As of December 2020 an Expert Lecture Series with "Omics technologies / Bio-informatics analyses) as main training theme is being organized with specialist lecture every other Friday.

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Innovation for Health conference organized on 15-16 April 2021 (Immunology as main theme)

On 15-16 April 2021, the 8th edition of Innovation for Health conference with Health Holland as main partner, takes place as an online edition.

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2.5 million Euro of funding for Crohn's Disease research

The group at the Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research in Amsterdam, headed by Prof. Dr. Wouter de Jonge and partner in the GROWTH network recently acquired a large 2.5 milion research grant for the exploration of new therapies for Crohn’s Disease.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scientific discovery needs diverse perspectives in order to achieve innovative results at the highest level. Appropriate consideration of women or members of underrepresented groups in science at all levels broadens perspectives and opinions and thus contributes to outstanding research.  

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Life2021 conference (Dutch Life Sciences) dates published

Life2021, the NWO conference for the Dutch Life Sciences will be a digital conference. Save the afternoons of 26, 27 and 28 May.

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POSITION 8 OPEN

The position for ESR 8 at Moki Analtycs has opened.

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Interesting report published by the AMC group on the effects of exclusive enteral nutrition on gut microbiota and metabolome in paediatric Crohn's Disease patients.

A comprehensive analysis of the fecal microbiota and metabolome during a course of EEN therapy in paediatric patients with Crohn's Disease was conducted by the AMC (Tytgat Institute) research groups led by Dr. Jurgen Seppen and Prof. Wouter de Jonge.

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World Prematurity Day

"World Prematurity Day" is an awareness day that honours preterm infants and their parents.

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ESPGHAN necrotizing enterocolitis conference (webinar) 3 & 4 December

This online conference links scientific and clinical experts in the prevention, diagnosis, prediction, and management of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) as well as parents to talk about their experiences. The faculty will be international and include recognised experts in their fields. The presentations will consist of state-of-the-art lectures covering the basic science of underlying mechanisms, along with clinical aspects of prevention and management.

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An update on the therapeutic value of modulating gut microbes

A dysbiosis in gut microbes has been linked to a wide range of chronic diseases. An interesting perspective paper in Science "Modulating gut microbes" describes the current strategies to target gut microbes.

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BioSB 2020 conference

The 6th edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology (BioSB) conference will be online and organised on October 27-28, 2020.

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Interesting review published by the AMC group: Nutritional Therapy to Modulate Tryptophan Metabolism and Aryl Hydrocarbon-Receptor Signaling Activation in Human Diseases.

Mohammed Ghiboub, together with Dr Bruno Sovran and Prof. Wouter de Jonge, published a very nice review on nutritional interventions targeting Tryptophan (Trp) metabolism and Aryl Hydrocarbon-Receptor (AhR) signaling (Nutrients 2020, 12(9), 2846; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12092846).

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State-of-the-art air analysis station installed at AMC.

Recently, a cutting-edge technology was installed at AMC to define the volatiles emitted from the feces of healthy donors and patients with gastrointestinal disease. Owlstone Medical, one of the GROWTH collaborators, has developed this technology and is worldwide one of the pioneering companies in breath biopsy applications in early disease detection and precision medicine.

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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.

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European Research & Innovation Days 2020

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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World Microbiome Day 27 June 2020

On World Microbiome Day public engagement events are happening worldwide to celebrate the wide diversity of the microbiome and its importance in human and planetary health, as well as in our food system.

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Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease (Virtual Conference) 21 - 23 October 2020

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Sessions replay of the GMFH World Summit Madrid

The Gut Microbiota for Health team now presents the option to replay the plenary sessions of the summit.

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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.

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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.


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First web-based science meeting

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

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First GROWTH network meeting

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

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