April 16, 2018
Lars speaks at International Donor Human Milk Congress
April 11, 2018
Chloe now Dr. Autran
Chloe Autran has successfully defended her PhD thesis "Therapeutic Potential of Human Milk Components in the Context of Chronic Inflammation" at the Technical University Munich, Germany, and is now Dr. Autran.
Chloe started working with the Bode lab in September 2011 as Staff Research Associate and shortly after decided to shoot for the stars and obtain a PhD in parallel to working as the Lab Manager.
Congratulations, Chloe! The Milk Gang is very proud of you!
April 5, 2018
Lars speaks at inFLAME conference
Invited by Dr. Susan Prescott and Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj opens the LactoActive session at the 7th Annual Workshop of the inFLAME Global Network in Canmore, Canada.
Founded in 2012, inFLAME was established through the Worldwide Universities Network by Dr. Susan Prescott of the University of Western Australia to address the risk factors, pathways and strategies to overcome the rising propensity for chronic inflammatory disorders, with a focus on early effects on the developing immune system.
March 23, 2018
Chloe and Lars give CMI seminar talk
Chloe Autran and Lars have been invited to give a talk at the monthly research seminar of the Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) at UC San Diego.
The talk "Human Milk Oligosaccharides at the host-microbial interface and beyond" focused on the effects of HMOs as prebiotics, antimicrobials, and antiadhesives and the potential short- and long-term consequences of shaping the composition of microbial communities in the infant gut. Chloe presented "the beyond", showcasing some of the new and exciting results from her PhD thesis that she is going to defend on April 11... - stay tuned!
March 23, 2018
Manuscript accepted in Frontiers in Pediatrics
Our manuscript "Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Associations with Immune-Mediated Disease and Infection in Childhood: A Systematic Review” has been accepted for publication in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics. It marks the first publication from Lars' 2016 mini-sabbatical with the Melbourne Atopic Cohort Study (MACS) in Australia.
Click Here for a complete list of our publications.
March 19, 2018
Lars invited to deliver 13th Annual Founders' Lecture at ABM International Conference
In 2005, the Founders of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, chose to recognize the scientific accomplishments in the field of breastfeeding medicine by helping to fund a lecture that would be presented each year at the Annual Meeting of ABM. The lecture is given by a renowned, accomplished scientist in the field of human milk and lactation, who is continuing to work and publish in his/her field. The Founders’ Lecture will be published in the peer-reviewed journal, Breastfeeding Medicine.
March 13, 2018
Lars on speaker tour in Hong Kong
Lars gives several lectures, seminars, and expert interviews on human milk oligosaccharides to pediatricians and obstetrician-gynecologists in Hong Kong.
March 5, 2018
Bode lab out for lunch to celebrate a bunch
The Bode lab celebrates our current lab manager Chloe Autran keeping us safe, a new lab manager Julia Najera joining the gang, Alice Drobny being selected to present her work at Experimental Biology, Chloe Yonemitsu and Bianca Robertson being part of an abstract being selected for presentation at PAS, Julia Gupta and Chloe Yonemitsu analyzing HMO composition in more human milk samples than ever before, and Melinda Chang and Ivy Nguyen isolating more HMO from pooled human milk than ever before... The Milk Gang rocks!
March 2, 2018
Bode lab welcomes Dr. Julia Najera as new Lab Manager
February 22, 2018
Lars speaks at NEO 2018
Lars has been invited to speak at NEO 2018, the neonatology conference in Orlando, Florida.
Lars presented on "Oligosaccharides and reducing the rate of NEC", introducing human milk oligosaccharides, summarizing their potential effects on host-microbial interactions, and outlining their potential benefits in the context of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which remains to be one of the most frequent and often fatal intestinal disorders in preterm infants.
Click Here to visit the NEO conference website.
February 16, 2018
Alice's abstract selected for oral presentation at Experimental Biology
Alice Drobny, graduate student in the Bode lab visiting from the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany, has been selected to present her project "Protective Effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on Intestinal Epithelial Function Assessed in Enteroid-Derived Monolayers" during the "Featured Topic - John Forte GIL Plenary Session" of The American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology (EB) conference in San Diego, April 21-25, 2018. Alice is also going to present a poster highlighting her work.
February 16, 2018
Lars to co-chair 6th International Conference Human Milk Science and Innovation
February 16, 2018
"Milky Way Constellation" presents at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Grand Rounds
Drs. Jae Kim, Lisa Stellwagen, Christina Chambers, and Lars Bode present at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Grand Rounds and introduce the individual components of the "Milky Way Constellation" at UC San Diego and outline the combined and synergistic efforts around human milk clinical application, research, and eduction.
Dr. Jae Kim, MD PhD, talked about the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and the Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) program. Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, MD, introduced the developing San Diego Mothers' Milk Bank. Dr. Christina Chambers, PhD, presents concept and first data from Mommy's Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository. Dr. Lars Bode, PhD, introduced the work of the newly launched Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence (LRF MoMI CoRE).
The "Milky Way Constellation" at UC San Diego aims to
January 29, 2018
Human milk research highlighted in episode of "The Civilize Podcast"
UC San Diego’s LRF MoMI CoRE has officially gone “uncivilize(d)”!
Award-winning author Jennifer Grayson, who published the book “Unlatched” a couple of years ago, just released the latest episode of her new project “The Uncivilize Podcast”. In the episode called “The Milk Moonshot”, Jennifer highlights LRF MoMI CoRE, explains why human milk is more than just food, and why breastfeeding not only improves health, but also contributes to social equity.
January 19, 2018
Bode lab searching for Lab Manager
ACTIVE RECRUITMENT (Filing Deadline: Friday 2/2/2018)
The Bode lab is actively seeking to fill a Lab Manager position .
Under supervision of academic supervisor, the candidate will manage all aspects of the Bode research laboratory, which is dedicated to studying the biosynthesis and effects of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). The candidate is expected to ensure smooth and safe functioning of the laboratory, as well as contribute to the execution of research projects and propose possible changes or new directions when appropriate.
Highly skilled and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply online:
January 11, 2018
Lars speaks at San Diego Microbiology Group research seminar
Lars has been invited to speak at the San Diego Microbiology Group seminar hosted at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla.
Lars presented on "Human Milk Oligosaccharides shape microbial communities early in life with potential health implications throughout the life cycle."
The San Diego Microbiology Group (SDMG) is a graduate student-led organization that proudly represents a student and postdoctoral chapter for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Founded in 1996, SDMG promotes scientific and collegial interaction among microbiology researchers in San Diego and Southern California. The major focus of the group, since its inception, is to promote the communication of current microbiology research in the local scientific community through monthly evening seminars and an annual one-day symposium.