Microbiome Academy

Gut microbiome, the ecosystem of microorganisms living in gastrointestinal tracts, is increasingly recognized as a key to many aspects of human health. During infancy and early childhood, sequential development of gut microbiome underpins appropriate maturation of immune system and healthy metabolism, and is linked to neurocognitive development. Nutrition is essential for the process of establishing a healthy gut microbiome, with essential role of breastfeeding in early months, and the important role of diet diversity in stimulating the maturation of  a diverse gut microbiome.

Microbiome Academy is dedicated to providing scientific information and resources on gut microbiome development, how this process is shaped by nutrition, and the implications for health. 

Latest Articles & News
2’fucosyllactose shows positive effects on gut microbiota of babies and toddlers
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2’fucosyllactose shows positive effects on gut microbiota of babies and toddlers

Ethnicity associations with food sensitization are mediated by gut microbiota development in the first year of life
News

Ethnicity associations with food sensitization are mediated by gut microbiota development in the first year of life

How babies born by caesarean-section could be treated with maternal fecal microbiota transplants
News

How babies born by caesarean-section could be treated with maternal fecal microbiota transplants

Gut Microbiome Fundamentals
Nestlé Research Video: Microbiome enabler of Health
Video

Nestlé Research Video: Microbiome enabler of Health

What Influences Gut Microbiome in different stages of life?
Infographic

What Influences Gut Microbiome in different stages of life?

Gut microbiome shapes health outcomes
Infographic

Gut microbiome shapes health outcomes

First Foods and Gut Microbes: Martin Laursen
Video Teaser

First Foods and Gut Microbes: Martin Laursen

The impact of diet on the development of gut microbiome: Interview with Abigail Johnson
Interview

The impact of diet on the development of gut microbiome: Interview with Abigail Johnson

The Nest 48: The role of nutrition in the development of early gut microbiome for lifelong health
The Nest

The Nest 48: The role of nutrition in the development of early gut microbiome for lifelong health

The Nest 44: Pro-, Pre-, and Synbiotics: Myths and Facts
The Nest

The Nest 44: Pro-, Pre-, and Synbiotics: Myths and Facts

Microbiome & Gut Health
Microbiota and Its Impact on Gut Health in Children: Interview with R. Urtula
Interview

Microbiota and Its Impact on Gut Health in Children: Interview with R. Urtula

Microbiome and antibiotic associated diarrhea: Interview with C. Targa
Interview

Microbiome and antibiotic associated diarrhea: Interview with C. Targa

The gut microbiome of preterm infant: Interview with N. Embleton
Interview

The gut microbiome of preterm infant: Interview with N. Embleton

Article The Nest 46: Role of microbiota on infantile colic
The Nest

Article The Nest 46: Role of microbiota on infantile colic

Microbiome & Immunity
Microbes, metabolism and autoimmunity: R. Xavier
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Microbes, metabolism and autoimmunity: R. Xavier

HMOs and Infant Gut Microbiome: Interview with N. Sprenger
Interview

HMOs and Infant Gut Microbiome: Interview with N. Sprenger

The Infant Microbiome and the Risks of Dysbiosis: Interview with J. Saavedra
Interview

The Infant Microbiome and the Risks of Dysbiosis: Interview with J. Saavedra

Nestlé Research expertise in probiotics and infant protection: Interview with C. Blanchard
Interview

Nestlé Research expertise in probiotics and infant protection: Interview with C. Blanchard

Role of microbiome on development of allergic diseases: Interview with M. Recto
Interview

Role of microbiome on development of allergic diseases: Interview with M. Recto

Article The Nest 43: Etiology of Mastitis: The role of infection and micrbiota
The Nest

Article The Nest 43: Etiology of Mastitis: The role of infection and micrbiota

Respiratory infections in childhood and use of probiotics: Interview with P. Gutierrez
Interview

Respiratory infections in childhood and use of probiotics: Interview with P. Gutierrez

Probiotics for older children: Interview with Z. Bassil
Interview

Probiotics for older children: Interview with Z. Bassil

Microbiome & Long Life Health
Why and how gut microbiome is important for bone development: Interview with R. Pacifici
Interview

Why and how gut microbiome is important for bone development: Interview with R. Pacifici

Article The Nest 41: Maintenance of Healthy Blood Glucose Levels during Pregnancy to Reduce the Risk of GDM
The Nest

Article The Nest 41: Maintenance of Healthy Blood Glucose Levels during Pregnancy to Reduce the Risk of GDM

Gut Brain Axis
Gut Brain Axis and Nutrition: Interview with Ted Dinan
Interview

Gut Brain Axis and Nutrition: Interview with Ted Dinan

Annales 77.1 article: Microbiota and Neurodevelopmental Trajectories - Role of Maternal and Early-Life Nutrition
Annales Nestlé

Annales 77.1 article: Microbiota and Neurodevelopmental Trajectories - Role of Maternal and Early-Life Nutrition

Gut Talk Series
The gut microbiome of preterm infant: Interview with N. Embleton
Interview

The gut microbiome of preterm infant: Interview with N. Embleton

Why and how gut microbiome is important for bone development: Interview with R. Pacifici
Interview

Why and how gut microbiome is important for bone development: Interview with R. Pacifici

Gut Brain Axis and Nutrition: Interview with Ted Dinan
Interview

Gut Brain Axis and Nutrition: Interview with Ted Dinan

HMOs and Infant Gut Microbiome: Interview with N. Sprenger
Interview

HMOs and Infant Gut Microbiome: Interview with N. Sprenger

Microbiota and Its Impact on Gut Health in Children: Interview with R. Urtula
Interview

Microbiota and Its Impact on Gut Health in Children: Interview with R. Urtula

Respiratory infections in childhood and use of probiotics: Interview with P. Gutierrez
Interview

Respiratory infections in childhood and use of probiotics: Interview with P. Gutierrrez

Role of microbiome on development of allergic diseases: Interview with M. Recto
Interview

Role of microbiome on development of allergic diseases: Interview with M. Recto

The Infant Microbiome and the Risks of Dysbiosis: Interview with J. Saavedra
Interview

The Infant Microbiome and the Risks of Dysbiosis: Interview with J. Saavedra

Nestlé Research expertise in probiotics and infant protection: Interview with C. Blanchard
Interview

Nestlé Research expertise in probiotics and infant protection: Interview with C. Blanchard

Microbiome and antibiotic associated diarrhea: Interview with C. Targa
Interview

Microbiome and antibiotic associated diarrhea: Interview with C. Targa

Probiotics for older children: Interview with Z. Bassil
Interview

Probiotics in toddlerhood: are they necessary?: Interview with Ziad Bassil

The impact of diet on the development of gut microbiome: Interview with Abigail Johnson
Interview

The impact of diet on the development of gut microbiome: Interview with Abigail Johnson

Probiotics and maternal nutrition: Interview with Yumei Zhang
Interview

Probiotics and maternal nutrition: Interview with Yumei Zhang

Infant gut microbiome: Interview with Bernard Berger
Interview

Infant gut microbiome: Interview with Bernard Berger