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…

Next summer school on Early Programming will be in 2021!

Summer School 2021 Please join our next edition of our 1-week summer school on Early Programming. This highly interactive course looks into a broad range of exciting and recently discovered environmental factors and mechanisms that shape early and long-term human development, using psychological and biological perspectives. The program will consist of lectures, and a variety…

Interview NRC – Carolina de Weerth

Interview NRC “I have a five months old granddaughter who I am regularly taking care of. What do I need to do when she starts crying and fussing? Do I need to comfort her immediately?” NRC interviewed Carolina de Weerth about this question. You can read her answer here (in Dutch).

Workshop Data Exploration and Analysis in Gut Microbiome Profiling Studies

Workshop organized by the DPBLab On September 12-13, 2019 the DPBLab organized the workshop Data Exploration and Analysis in Gut Microbiome Profiling Studies given by Dr. Leo Lahti – Adjunct Professor in applied mathematics at the University of Turku (Finland). The course provided an overview of a standard bioinformatics workflow in microbiome research and focused…

Why rough play is good for children

Interview VOX Why rough play is good for children? Roseriet Beijers was interviewed by VOX to answer this question. Interested in reading more about this topic? Please click here to read the full article (in Dutch).

Summer School 2019

How Early Life Shapes Human Development In the beginning of July the DPB lab organized a summer school on “Early programming: How early life shapes human development”. We were pleased to have so many enthusiastic students from several universities and eight different countries, joining the highly interactive program. Carolina de Weerth, Roseriet Beijers and Bonnie…

Data collection ARC Study completed!

Data collection completed Early this month we completed data collection for our ARC study (Abidjan: Recherche sur la Cognition) in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. ARC was designed to investigate the effects of dêguê enriched with a probiotic on the health and cognition of young children. Dêguê is a combination of fermented milk and millet and is already…