The neonatal window of opportunity—early priming
The immune system is one of the most important organ systems in the body, with a front-line role in defending us from external pathogens and toxins, and so helping prevent disease. At Danone Nutricia Research the focus of our Immunology team is the interplay between nutrition and the immune system, both directly and indirectly through modulation of the gut microbiota. The impact of nutrition on prevention and management of immune-related disorders, such as allergy, recurrent infections and auto-immune diseases are being investigated, as well as the opportunity of nutrition in early life to reduce the incidence of non-communicable disease in later years.
“I believe our immune system is the most important organ in the body. To work effectively it must maintain a fine balance between defending our body against danger signals whilst tolerating harmless triggers”
Professor of Immunopharmacology
Nutritcia Research, Utrecht UniversityView All People