How do early life experiences shape lifelong health?
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Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
We study how early-life exposures and experiences shape lifelong health. Our current research is focused on the role of maternal nutrition, infant feeding and human milk composition in growth and development during infancy and childhood.
Our team is transdisciplinary, combining expertise in molecular biology, epidemiology, statistics, nutrition, microbiome and maternal-child health. We collaborate and use model systems, clinical cohorts, and administrative databases to study DOHaD in cells, animals and human populations.
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Check out our Youtube Channel for more videos:
The International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium: Understanding the determinants and consequences of variation in human milk composition in low, middle and high-income settings
The Multi-omic Milk (MuMi) Study: Leveraging the IMiC Platform and the CHILD Cohort to study human milk as a biological system and understand its composition, determinants and impacts on child health
Milk chronobiology: how does milk composition change diurnally and longitudinally over lactation?
Liquid gold: how colostrum sets the stage for healthy growth and development
Genome-wide association studies of human milk composition