What are you doing with the samples and what type of information are you hoping to gain?

Each sample type (for example, stool, urine, blood) will be examined by thorough scientific methods to obtain valuable information specific to that sample. For example, stool samples will be examined to investigate the gut microbiome establishment, composition, and dynamic by looking at the abundance of the different microbes present over time in the feces. This will help to better understand how the gut microbiome of babies born preterm develops over the first years of life .