Understanding Early Life Microbiome and its Impact on Lifelong Health

Understanding Early Life Microbiome and its Impact on Lifelong Health

13 September 2019

11:00AM - 11:45AM


INFUSE Theatre, Connexis South, Level 14

Our gut contains the largest number of microbes. Human gut microbiome, the genes your gut microbes contain, is transmitted from one generation to the next, with this transgenerational microbial inheritance occurring during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.Such vertical transmission contributes to educating our immature immune, metabolic and neurocognitive systems during foetal and early life; underscoring the role of microbiome in health and diseases.  

Join Associate Professor Christope Lay as he discusses the first 1000 days of life as a significant window to nurture child health and development and the body of evidence that indicates that a compromised microbiome is a risk factor for the development of non-communicable diseases. Learn how nutritional intervention can be harnessed as a means to reduce the disease risk associated with a compromised microbiome.



A/Prof Christophe Lay

A/Prof Christophe Lay

Senior Scientist Gut Microbiota
Research and Innovation, Danone Nutricia Research, Singapore

Honorary Adjunct Associate Prof.
Department of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore

Associate Professor Christophe Lay is Senior Scientist Gut Microbiota / Microbiome at Danone Nutricia Research in Singapore and an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with a PhD in gut microbiology from the Paris-Sud XI University, France. His research interests revolve around the human gut microbiome and its contribution to maternal child health.