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April 18, 2019

Walking down HMO memory lane

The recent breakthrough developments in human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) discovery, application and commercialization are based on decades of tedious, fundamental research by an interdisciplinary group of people who believed in the power of HMOs way before it became a “cool thing”. One of them, Dr. Clemens Kunz just retired a few months ago from the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany. Clemens was a student of Dr. Heinz Egge, who himself was a student of Dr. Richard Kuhn, who together with Dr. Paul György and others discovered HMOs.

 

I [Lars] joined Clemens’ group in Giessen in October 2000 and remember those days in the old villa in the Wilhelmstrasse like it was yesterday. Clemens has been a true inspiration and an excellent mentor throughout the years – and a kind and humble man – and I’m sure he’ll continue to contribute to HMO research during his “retirement”.  

 

Following the historic string of mentors and trainees, the Bode lab is committed to keeping the legacy alive and pushing the frontiers of HMOs in years to come! What an exciting time to be working in this field thanks to those who came before us...

April 15, 2019

Meet our Collaborators - New section added to website

We work at the forefront of HMO research, but we can't do it alone. In fact, we have been very fortunate to team up researchers and clinicians from around the world who are considered some of the best in their respective disciplines. 

 

We have created a brand-new website section to highlight some of these exciting and productive collaborations. We have started with some of the national and international cohorts we are involved in and will soon add sections on individual labs.

 

We strive to work with the world's experts who can apply their unique expertise to HMO research. Email to explore potential collaborations.

April 15, 2019

Manuscript accepted for publication in Frontiers in Nutrition

April 8, 2019

Elephant project highlighted in Washington Post

Our collaboration with the San Diego Safari Park on elephant milk has been highlighted in the Washington Post.

 

Click Here to read the full article.

April 7, 2019

Manuscript accepted for publication in American Journal of Physical Anthropology

April 4, 2019

Therapeutics Discovery highlighted in the news

Our therapeutics discovery work has been highlighted in several national news outlets over the past few days.

 

Click Here to watch just one example.

March 27, 2019

Manuscript accepted for publication in Frontiers in Nutrition

March 19, 2019

Lars speaks at International Pediatric Association Congress (IPA 2019) in Panama City

February 8, 2019

Lars speaks at Nutrition & Growth in Valencia, Spain

February 13, 2019

Manuscript published in Cell Host & Microbe

February 13, 2019

Lars presents CHAMPS webinar

Invited by Dr. Anne Meerwood, Lars presents a webinar for CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) in collaboration with the Mississippi State Department of Health, Wednesday, February 13, 12-1pm (Central time).

February 12, 2019

Lars joins ISRHML 2020 Scientific Organizing Committee

The 20th Conference of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML), co-chaired by Dr. Berthold Koletzko and Dr. Magnus Domelloef, will be held in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2020.

 

Stay tuned for more information on program, venue, and more...

February 7, 2019

Lars gives CHRIM & DEVOTION Research Rounds

February 5, 2019

Lars participates in Breastfeeding and the Origins of Health workshop

February 2, 2019

Lars speaks at San Diego Glycobiology Symposium

Lars provides an update on Human Milk Oligosaccharide research at the annual San Diego Glycobiology Symposium organized by UC San Diego's Glycobiology Research and Training Center (GRTC).

January 29, 2019

Bode lab and San Diego Zoo Safari Park work together on Elephant Milk Study

January 22, 2019

Manuscript published in JAMA Pediatrics

"Although HMO composition is largely genetically determined, maternal probiotic supplementation during late stages of pregnancy may change the HMO composition in human milk."

 

Read the full article Here.

January 21, 2019

Manuscript accepted in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Our manuscript "Interrogation of Milk-driven Changes to the Proteome of Intestinal Epithelial Cells by Integrated Proteomics and Glycomics", a collaboration with Dr. Rita Hickey's lab in Ireland, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

January 15, 2019

Lars speaks at Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center

Invited by Dr. Laxmi Yeruva, Lars provides a lecture on "Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Prebiotics and Beyond" at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, Arkansas Children's Research Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas.

January 11, 2019

Manuscript accepted for publication in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Our manuscript "Bovine colostrum-driven Modulation of Intestinal Epithelial Cells for increased Commensal Colonisation", a collaboration with Dr. Rita Hickey's lab in Ireland, has been accepted for publication in the journal Applied Mircobiology and Biotechnology.

January 9, 2019

Manuscript accepted for publication in Malaria Journal

Our mauscript "Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase 6-phosphogluconolactonase: Characterization of the Plasmodium vivax enzyme and inhibitor studies", a collaboration with Dr. Katja Becker's group in Giessen, Germany, and Dr. Anthony Pinkerton at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, has been accepted for publication in Malaria Journal.

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