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:
- Alimentary Health Group, an innovative Irish healthcare company pioneering the discovery and development of proprietary microbiome-based products,
- the SFI Research Centre APC Microbiome Ireland in Teagasc and University College Cork,
- the UCD Perinatal Research Centre, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, and
- National Institute of Biotechnology Research and Training (NIBRT).
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