Project: Influence of diet on early life gut virome - a key player in shaping the gut microbiota

Acronym EarlyVir
Duration 01/03/2016 - 28/02/2019
Project Topic Objective 1 has been reached. We have determined the viral composition of 663 children from the COPSAC2010 birth cohort. The composition was more diverse than expected, providing material for years of further research. Work for Objectives 2, 3 and 4 is on-going, but so far we have found that 1) fish oil intake during pregnancy shifts the infant viral composition, 2) that certain viral compositions are associated with later development of food allergies and 3) that a range of early-life exposures, including antibiotics, household pets and the outdoor environment leave major imprints on the body’s viral makeup.
Network JPI HDHL

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) Coordinator Denmark
2 University of Copenhagen Partner denamark
3 INRA Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Partner France
4 Université laval Partner Canada