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Cover image for lecture: The Neonatal Gut Microbiome

Lecture Overview

This incredibly detailed and research-based presentation will provide you with the absolute latest and most up-to-date research in the area of the microbiome. Learn about the difference between 'microbiota' and 'microbiome', and how researchers think that the neonatal microbiota actually originates. And most importantly, watch this presentation to settle that argument of whether or not delivery mode of a baby contributes to their microbiome...


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Marloes Dekker Nitert

Dr Marloes Dekker Nitert is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland. Marloes is a biomedical researcher with a PhD from Lund University in Sweden. Her research focuses on the role of metabolism in complications of pregnancy. She currently heads a laboratory research group studying the role of the gut microbiota in pregnancy and pregnancy complications, placental gene expression and epigenetic markers in pregnancy complications. Marloes works closely together with clinician-scientists and clinicians at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She is part of the SPRING RCT team which assessed if probiotics can prevent gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese women. Marloes is a scientific representative on the SOMANZ council. See Educator Profile


36 Total Rating(s)
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Tegan Chapman
30 Mar 2020

This video was very informative.

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Heidi Plowman
16 Feb 2020


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Michele Selby
11 Oct 2019

Interesting topic where further research is happening

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Julia Maguire
31 May 2019

Would recommend to everyone, so fascinating

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Barbara Clare Affleck
23 May 2019

There was a lot of valuable cutting edge information presented.

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megan elliott
17 May 2019

Review as over. Directly relates to my care of women and their babies in the first 12 months of life. very relevant information.

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Megan Colville
12 May 2019

Great lecture.

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Janece Thompson
10 May 2019

Excellent presentation

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Sharon Matthews
04 May 2019

This was interesting, but for me it raised more questions than it answered. I would be interested to know if our treatment of GBS with antibiotics in labour had any long term effects on the baby.

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Jane Crowther
24 Apr 2019

great presentation