Lawson Seminar Series: The Importance of the Perinatal Environment and Maternal Microbiota on Infant Health and Development
Nutrition and health researchers share leading-edge science on the microbiome with the research community at this annual seminar, hosted by the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition.
Each seminar includes two presentations; the first delivered by a trainee (graduate student, medical student or postdoctoral fellow) and the second by an established leader in the field.
The 2021 presenters are:
Marta Selma-Royo, PhD
"The importance of perinatal environment: Microbiota colonization and child development"
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.
M. Carmen Collado, PhD
"The power of maternal microbiota on infant health - MAMI"
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.
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