Interview Mind, Mood & Microbes Conference – 2019

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

Parental leave – 2019

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

Interview Roseriet Beijers in magazine ‘Vroeg’

Roseriet Beijers was interviewed by the magazine ‘Vroeg’. This is a magazine about the young child and different themes that play a role in the early life of a child. If you’re interested in this interview, you can request a copy of this article via the e-mail address  

Christmas story: room sharing

For under the Christmas tree: Radboud Recharge provides you with 31 stories from the researchers of the Radboud University, with their own view on Christmas. Also the research about room sharing from Roseriet Beijers got his own Christmas twist. Baby Jezus was born under harsh circumstances, but one thing was an advantage: Jezus shared the … Continue reading Christmas story: room sharing

Kick-off ARC study in Ivory Coast

This week we launched 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 a part of many Ivoirians’ diets. The … Continue reading Kick-off ARC study in Ivory Coast

Much attention for the latest BIBO paper

The newest publication from the BIBO-study, about parent-infant room-sharing during the first 6 months of life, gained a lot of attention from the (social) media. The press release can be read here (in Dutch: and in English: Maybe you have seen or heard Roseriet Beijers coming by on Editie NL, BNR newsradio, the Belgian … Continue reading Much attention for the latest BIBO paper

Radiodoc: From the baby and the sleep

The Flemish radio maker Joyce de Badts has young twins who are refusing to sleep in their own bed during the night. She talks about this sleeping problem with other parents, professionals, and scientists, including Roseriet Beijers. This radio documentary can now be heard on:

Summer School course – 2018

In August we spent a wonderful week teaching our Radboud Summer School course Early Programming: How Early Life Shapes Human Development. We had a group of 17 highly motivated students, mostly working on their PhDs, and eager to spend a summer week learning something new about early development. The students came from China, USA, Canada, … Continue reading Summer School course – 2018

VNOP 2018 Best Flash Talk Award for Pamela Browne

Congratulations to our PhD-student Pamela Browne! She was recently awarded the VNOP 2018 Best Flash Talk Award at the annual conference of the Dutch Society for Developmental Psychology. Pamela presented the results of a study about the association between maternal postnatal psychosocial distress (i.e. anxiety, stress, and depression) and microbiota composition in breast milk. In the study, … Continue reading VNOP 2018 Best Flash Talk Award for Pamela Browne

Vici-grant for Carolina! – 2018

Our lab is very happy to announce that Carolina won a 1.5 million euro Vici research grant from NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). The prestigious Vici grant is one of the largest individual scientific prizes in the Netherlands. This year, the NWO awarded 35 Vici grants in total, distributed over all scientific disciplines. Over … Continue reading Vici-grant for Carolina! – 2018

Visit Ivory Coast – 2018

Bonnie and Carolina visited a school in Ivory Coast as part of the preparation for one of the Jacobs Foundation fellowship projects. Milk ferments that have known beneficial effects, also called probiotics, can have positive influences on health and cognition when consumed as a dietary supplement. Studies in humans demonstrate that ingestion of probiotics can … Continue reading Visit Ivory Coast – 2018

Visit Anna Truzzi – 2018

During the month of February, Anna Truzzi is visiting our lab. Anna graduated in Psychology – Neuroscience and is currently doing her PhD in Psychological and Educational Sciences at the University of Trento. Within her PhD she is working on a joint project between University of Trento (Italy), RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan) and Nanyang … Continue reading Visit Anna Truzzi – 2018

Jacobs Foundation Advanced Fellowship for Carolina de Weerth

Carolina received a fellowship to carry out research within the Jacobs Foundation TRECC program in Ivory Coast from 2017-2019. She will carry out studies in infants and in preschoolers, investigating whether a probiotic food supplement can be linked to better cognitive functioning. The ultimate goal is to improve children’s basic conditions for learning by achieving … Continue reading Jacobs Foundation Advanced Fellowship for Carolina de Weerth

Radboud Excellence Professorship Jude Cassidy – 2016

Professor Jude Cassidy, professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park, visited the DPB lab as part of the Radboud Excellence Professorship from September 2016 until December 2016. Professor Jude Cassidy is an expert in socio-emotional development from infancy through adolescence with an emphasis on attachment and family relationship. Additionally, she focuses on social, … Continue reading Radboud Excellence Professorship Jude Cassidy – 2016

Temperament kinderen NL versus VS – 2015

Naar aanleiding van het artikel over temperamentverschillen tussen Nederlandse en Amerikaanse kinderen is BIBO volop in het nieuws geweest! ‘Nederlandse baby’s relaxter dan Amerikaanse’ “Nederlandse baby’s lachen veel” LIBELLE “Nederlandse baby’s zijn blij” DE TELEGRAAF “Nederlandse baby’s lachen vaker dan Amerikaanse” DE VOLKSKRANT

Babypoep en huilen – 2013

Bacteriële blauwdruk in babypoep hangt samen met huilgedrag Datum bericht: 15 januari 2013 Aan- of afwezigheid van bepaalde bacteriën in de poep van een tot twee weken oude  baby’s hangt samen met hevig huilen een maand later. Huilbaby’s hebben twee keer zo veel proteobacteriën in hun ontlasting dan andere baby’s en juist veel minder van … Continue reading Babypoep en huilen – 2013

Radioprogramma Hoe?Zo! – 2011

Interview Carolina de Weerth in radioprogramma Hoe?Zo! Datum bericht: September 2011 In september 2011 is Carolina de Weerth geïnterviewd over de gevonden resultaten m.b.t. de relatie tussen co-sleeping en stress reactiviteit van baby’s. Dit interview was naar aanleiding van een persbericht dat uitgegeven was door de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO). Dit persbericht kunt … Continue reading Radioprogramma Hoe?Zo! – 2011