The scientists behind Howaru®
HENNA-MARIA KAILANTO (NÉE UUSITUPA), PhD
Senior Scientist | Early Life Health
“As a Tech Lead of Early life Nutrition Platform, my work is to innovate, design and manage studies that increase our knowledge on how infant health could be supported via microbiome modulation. This modulation can be done via products that either contain probiotics, meaning living microbes that can go through infant gastrointestinal tract alive, or prebiotics, which are food for these beneficial microbes.”
What work-related accomplishment are you most proud of?
“I gave a TED talk at the TED@DuPont event in autumn 2019 on infant microbiota development, and on the opportunities probiotics and human milk oligosaccharides offer for infant health via microbiota development modulation. The talk has already been watched over 2 million times and continues to receive viewers. I felt that giving the talk at TED platform gave me an opportunity to increase the awareness on how important it is to secure infant microbiota development from the very beginning of life, and I am proud of grasping to that opportunity.” (See the TED Talk here.)