Infant Gut Microbiome Acquisition: Off to a Healthy Start

This meeting is held by our Young CAS Fellow Veronika K. Pettersen (UiT).

For invited participants only.


The meeting will examine computational approaches to longitudinal human microbiome studies in connection to the Young CAS Fellow project of Veronika K. Pettersen.

AIMS: the meeting will seed potential research proposals and publications (a microbiome study protocol, a review).




Veronika K. Pettersen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway: Welcome, on Project – Infant Gut Microbiome Acquisition: Off to a Healthy Start and other projects

Participants intro presentations about the broader scope of their research (10-20 min each)

Merete Eggesbø, Norwegian Institute of Public Health: Determinants of infant gut microbiota composition and child health

Gladys Thingstrup Mathieu, University of Copenhagen: Cohort establishment -project on infant gut motility


Power of Metagenomics

Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Chalmers University of Technology: Metagenomic analysis of a diverse variety of systems – benefits and limitations

Jessin Janice James Peter, University Hospital Oslo: Metagenomics for diagnostics

Eric de Muick, University of Oslo: Time series modelling of infant gut microbiota

Pål Trosvik, University of Oslo: Single-cell techniques for the human microbiome

Hanna Noordzij, Univerity of Oslo: Tracking mobilome and resistome of infant gut microbiota

Moran Yassour, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Strain level analysis


Functional omics and multi-omics integration

Veronika K. Pettersen (UiT): Absolute quantification methods

Henrik Munch Roager, University of Copenhagen: Production of aromatic lactic acids in the infant's gut by Bifidobacterium species

Veronika K. Pettersen (UiT): Metaproteomics and metabolomics characterisation of early life microbiome

Veronika K. Pettersen (UiT): Multi-omics integration approaches

Sebastian Krossa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Practical aspects of multi-omics data

Kajsa Møllersen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway: Challenges when using statistical models