2021 Seminar Series

Thursday February 25, 2021
Virtual Seminar

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"The importance of perinatal environment: Microbiota colonization and child development"
Marta Selma-Royo, PhD

Marta Selma-Royo is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technlogy-Spanish National Research Council (IATA-CSIC). She recently completed her PhD in Biotechnology at Polytechnic University of Valenica (UPV) in Spain.

Her work is focused on the effect of the perinatal period on microbial colonization and maternal-infant health. She investigates the impact of perinatal factors on the human microbiota during early life using a multidisciplinary approach, including computational analysis, microbiology and cell culture models. 

"The power of maternal microbiota on infant health - MAMI"
M. Carmen Collado, PhD

M. Carmen Collado is Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku in Finland and a research scientist at the Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-Spanish National Research Council. 

Her research is multidisciplinary and focuses on probiotics, microbiota and nutrition during pregnancy and early life. Her team investigates the impact of early exposures (perinatal, environment and genetic factors) on maternal microbiota and breast milk components (IgA, immune markers, metabolites, microbiota) and their impact on infant microbiota and health effects of short- and long-term.