THE 116TH ABBOTT NUTRITION RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
THE MATERNAL MICROBIOME & PERINATAL COLONIZATION
David A. Sela, PhD
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
The interconnectedness of the gut microbiome with our physiology provides a tractable target to improve human health. Dr Sela’s research group investigates the interactions between human milk bioactives, such as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), and the early establishment and function of the infant gut microbiome.
He reviews the health and metabolic benefits of HMOs in the developing neonatal microbiome, and possible implications for prebiotic strategies to specifically enrich targeted bifidobacterial populations within the infant gut.
MEET THE EXPERT (1:28) >> A short interview with David Sela
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS >> The 116th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference (PDF 5.4 MB)