Henna-Maria Uusitupa

Microbiome researcher
Henna-Maria Uusitupa investigates innovative solutions to minimize health risks that infants might have due to disruptions in microbiota development.

Why you should listen

Henna-Maria Uusitupa has devoted her post-doctoral career to understanding the programming effects of early life nutrition on infant metabolic, cognitive and microbiota development. Currently, Uusitupa is working at DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences as a Senior Scientist and Technical Lead of Infant Health Platform based in Kantvik, Finland. She has one clear goal in her mind: to find the right product combination to restore the microbiota of infants after disruptions.

Uusitupa earned her bachelor of science, master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in food chemistry from University of Turku, department of biochemistry and food chemistry. She has a strong background in clinical trials including her PhD research in metabolic health, and more recently she has also focused on exploring human breast milk and its components as well as probiotics as modifiers of infant development and health.

Henna-Maria Uusitupa’s TED talk