Group meetings in times of Corona

In the coming weeks our lab is meeting digitally instead of in person. Working at home and social distancing make these digital meetings special moments for social contact and hearing how everybody is doing, as well as for sharing findings and discussing new scientific papers.

What can I expect from a daycare center?

Interview NRC “Our nine-month-old daughter goes to daycare for four days a week. We have found a place that offers high-quality care, but I have some extra wishes. For example, I want the teachers to give her the breast milk together with her fruit snack. Can I ask the daycare to do this? What can…

Invest in the first years of development

Interview Telegraaf When parental leave ends, many children go to daycare. Sometimes mothers feel guilty about leaving their young baby at daycare. Carolina de Weerth was interviewed by the Telegraaf about this topic. Interested in reading the whole article? Click here.

3B study has started!

3B Study has started! We are very happy to announce the start of a new project: the 3B study (Baby, Breastfeeding, and Back-2-work). We will investigate the well-being of mothers returning to work, and whether their well-being can predict breastmilk composition and subequent infant behavior. We will be recruiting 120 women and their infants living…

Research Capacity Building

Côte d’Ivoire In their recent trip to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Professor Carolina de Weerth and postdoctoral fellow Bonnie Brett had the wonderful opportunity to meet with the Dutch ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire and her assistant to discuss their recent research project (ARC – Abidjan: Recherche sur la Cognition), their efforts to introduce affordable and locally…

A Visit to the Institut Pasteur, Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire As part of a recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, Professor Carolina de Weerth and postdoctoral fellow Bonnie Brett (who recently completely a study examining probiotic effects on cognition in children in Abidjan, the capital) visited the Insitut Pasteur: Côte d’Ivoire to learn how biological samples taken during the study were stored and analyzed….

Introducing Yoba to Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire On January 20th, in Abidjan, Professor Carolina de Weerth and postdoctoral fellow Bonnie Brett, in collaboration with Dr. Wilbert Sybesma of the Yoba for Life Foundation, held a one-day workshop on the potential benefits of supporting locally produced and affordable probiotic products in Côte d’Ivoire. The Yoba for Life Foundation (http://www.yoba4life.org/) has created…

Symposium Pregnant women and babies

10 January 2020 On January 10 we organized the third edition of the symposium “Pregnant women and babies: from theory to practice”. We were very pleased to welcome such a broad audience, consisting of many different professionals, such as midwives, gynecologists, nurses, researchers, maternity carers and lactation specialists. The topics of the presentations were diverse and included the baby brain, skin-to-skin contact,…

SMILEY Study has started!

SMILEY Study has started! We are very happy to announce the start of a new longitudinal project: SMILEY (Study of MIcrobiota and Lifestyle in the Early Years). For this study we will investigate the well-being of pregnant women, their lifestyles and potential associations with the development of the baby. We will be recruiting 150 pregnant…

Stress-NL Meeting 2019

Stress-NL Meeting Stress-NL is an annual symposium where stress researchers in the Netherlands present their results as well as their upcoming studies. The event includes speakers from many different disciplines including microbiology, genetics, psychiatry and more. The aim of the meeting is to share the current understanding of the stress system and to encourage collaboration between…