Probiotics and intestinal microbiota in human and animal health and well-being

​​Description of research 

Research project titles

  1. Probiotics and intestinal microbiota in human and animal health and well-being
  2. Functional Foods, Novel Foods and EU regulation

Microbiota and health, the impact of probiotics on microbiota composition and activity, impact of poyamines on breast milk microbiota and gut microbiota.

Members of the research group

Dr Carlos Comez, post doc researher (PhD)
Dr HImanshu Kumar, post doc researcher (PhD)
Dr Maria Carmen Collado, adjunct professor (PhD)
Juhani Aakko (MSc) doctoral candidate
Anastasia Manziari (MSc) doctoral candidate

Selected publications

Aakko J, Endo A, Mangani C, Maleta K, Ashorn P, Isolauri E, Salminen S. Distinctive Intestinal Lactobacillus Communities in Six-Month-Old Infants From Rural Malawi and South-Western Finland. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jun 3.

Toiviainen A, Jalasvuori H, Lahti E, Gursoy U, Salminen S, Fontana M, Flannagan S, Eckert G, Kokaras A, Paster B, Söderling E. Impact of orally administered lozenges with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 on the number of salivary mutans streptococci, amount of plaque, gingival inflammation and the oral microbiome in healthy adults. Clin Oral Investig. 2014 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24638207.

Collado MC, Rautava S, Aakko J, Isolauri E, Salminen S. Human gut colonisation may be initiated in utero by distinct microbial communities in the placenta and amniotic fluid. Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 22;6:23129. doi: 10.1038/srep23129.

Cheung YB, Xu Y, Mangani C, Fan YM, Dewey KG, Salminen SJ, Maleta K, Ashorn P.
Gut microbiota in Malawian infants in a nutritional supplementation trial. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Feb;21(2):283-90.

Kuumar H, Wacklin P, Nakphaichit M, Loyttyniemi E, Chowdhury S, Shouche Y, Mättö J, Isolauri E, Salminen S. Secretor Status Is Strongly Associated with Microbial Alterations Observed during Pregnancy. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 31;10(7):e0134623. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134623.