Early life microbial exposure, child neurocognition and behaviour at 2 years of age: A birth cohort study
Elizabeth Senn, Christos Symeonides, Peter Vuillermin, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, John Carlin, Mimi Tang, Fiona Collier, Terry Dwyer, Sarath Ranganathan, Peter Sly, Len Harrison, David Burgner
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2019
The authors thank the BIS participants for the generous contribution they have made to this project. The authors also thank current and past staff for their efforts in recruiting and maintaining the cohort and in obtaining and processing the data and biospecimens. The establishment work and infrastructure for the BIS was provided by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Deakin University and Barwon Health. Subsequent funding was secured from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC), The Shepherd Foundation, The Jack Brockhoff Foundation, the Scobie Trust, the Shane O'Brien Memorial Asthma Foundation, the OurWomen's Our Children's Fund Raising Committee Barwon Health, the Rotary Club of Geelong, the Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation, GMHBA and the Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, Perpetual Trustees. In-kind support was provided by the Cotton on Foundation and CreativeForce. Research at Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. C Symeonides is supported by a NHMRC PhD scholarship. AL Ponsonby and P Sly receive NHMRC fellowship support. E Senn is supported by Australian Rotary Health (Terry Orr Memorial Scholarship), Vanguard and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.