The Bode Lab
The Bode Lab

Research Projects


How are HMOs synthesized in the mammary gland? An almost empty page in our biochemistry textbooks that waits to be filled with discoveries.


What happens to HMOs after ingestion?

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Preterm infants who are fed human milk have a 6- to 10-fold lower risk of necrotizing enterocolitis, an often deadly disorder affecting the gut. Our research shows that HMOs might be involved...

Frailty in the Elderly

HMOs are made for infants, but they may also serve as new therapeutics in diseases in the elderly... 

HIV transmission

HIV can be transmitted from an HIV-infected mother to her infant through breastfeeding. However, our research suggests that HMOs might be protective...

More links coming soon!

Dedicated to Research on Human Milk Oligosaccharides

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