Congrats to Marco Ventura and Francesca Turroni of the University of Parma, Italy on their recent PNAS paper describing how Bifidobacterium bifidum consumes host glycans (including human milk oligosaccharides). This work was recently profiled in GenomeWeb Daily News.
Part of this work was carried out in the Mills lab when Francesca visited for 6 months in 2009. Francesca worked with Dr. Jae Han Kim to examine whole cell proteome of B. bifidum grown on various glycans.
Congrats to Marco, Francesca and Jae! Great job!