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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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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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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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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Kick-off and recruitment update

On 3 June 2019 the GROWTH programme was officially launched.

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Pre-kick-off meeting

The pre-kick-off meeting of the GROWTH project was held on 11 February 2019 at Schiphol Airport (NL).

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