Symposium Nutrition and Health

The role of the intestinal microbiota in health and development of infants and children

Thursday, September 15th, 2022, 14:00-18:00


ETH Zurich main building, Hall HG F1, Rämistrasse 101, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland

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Nutrition Research Unit University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Christian Braegger
University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Christophe Lacroix
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


14:00 | Welcome

14:05 | Introduction

14:10 | The development of the gut microbiota from infancy to old age

15:00 | New insights into gut microbiota establishment during infancy and its role in colicky infants

15:50 | Coffee Break

16:10 | Impact of antibiotics, diet and other perinatal factors on maternal-infant microbiota and the influence on infant health

17:00 | The role of diet on the microbiota in children living in different environments

17:50 | Summary and outlook

18:00 | Aperitif