Microbe Mom

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Microbe Mom

Microbe Mom Principal Investigators: Dr Radka Fahey, NIBRT, Dr Paul Cotter, APC Microbiome Ireland & Teagasc. Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe, UCD Perinatal Centre, Prof Douwe van Sinderen, APC & UCC and Dr Eileen Murphy, Alimentary Health group

Microbe Mom  is a joint research investment of €3.4 million by Science Foundation Ireland through the SFI Spokes programme and leading Irish company Alimentary Health Group, led by the SFI Research Centre APC Microbiome Ireland.

Microbe Mom is a 4-way collaboration between:

Microbe Mom is a therapeutic research collaboration investigating:

  • the most likely methods of transfer of bifidobacteria strains from mother to baby,
  • the impact of the mother’s diet and health on her gut bacteria and what bacteria she transfers to her baby at birth,
  • the impact of specific probiotic supplements on the mother’s health.

For further information please contact Dr Paul Cotter, Project Leader