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…

Dutch Neuroscience Meeting 2019

The Dutch Neuroscience Meeting took place on 20 and 21 June 2019 in Lunteren. Our lab was present with two talks form Carolina de Weerth. She showed results from several studies related to associations of early life stress and behavioral outcomes in early and middle childhood. She also focused on the development of the human…

Are Sleep Regressions Real?

Are sleep regressions real? A popular theory suggests that young children go through exactly 10 difficult periods of fussiness followed by leaps in growth, but the evidence isn’t quite so tidy. Click here to read an interesting article about this.

Parental leave

Parental leave The European Parliament has decided that both parents are entitled to paid parental leave of at least two months. Carolina de Weerth has been asked by De Limburger to give her opinion about this directive. “A good step forward”, so she says. Click below for the full article (in Dutch):MGL ouderschapsverlof

A trip around the world with young children

Is it wise to travel around the world with young children? Carolina de Weerth answered this question in an interview with NRC. Click here to read the full article in Dutch.

Interview Mind, Mood & Microbes Conference

Interview Carolina de Weerth An interesting interview with Carolina de Weerth about Stress, bacteria and early development at the Mind, Mood & Microbes Conference, January 2019. Click here to see the video. Click on the second video The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and Neurodevelopment.