NEOMUNE working group:

Coordinator: Professor Per Sangild 

Description: The NEOMUNE WG is an international partnership among universities, hospitals and companies, all centered around the theme “Milk and Microbiota effects on Immunity, Gut and Brain Development”. The project is led by the University of Copenhagen and sponsored by the Danish Research Councils, in combination with industrial partners (total 8 mio Euros, 2013-2018). The project home page is

For the WG meeting at ESPGHAN, Amsterdam, we will mainly discuss the preliminary results of our international data base on feeding preterm infants where we compare Chinese hospital clinical routines with a number of hospitals in other parts of the world (see also enclosed abstract for ESPGHAN, accepted for oral presentation). The data base work is meant to form the basis for later follow-up observational or intervention studies (milk and microbiota effects) in preterm infants. For this part, we also invite new partners that are interested in the topic and would like to contribute and participate.