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11th January 2022

From Nanjing to Norwich; my scientific journey in 10,000 miles

Manasik Gumah Adam Ali is a PhD student funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme. She joined the Juge Group at the Quadram Institute in October 2021. In this blog, she shares how her passion for science and cancer immunotherapy has taken her...


21st December 2021

Why Leftover Christmas Dinner is Better for You

By Dr Fred Warren, Group Leader at the Quadram Institute We all like to overindulge at Christmas with a traditional festive dinner with all the trimmings, roast potatoes and parsnips, Brussels sprouts, and pigs (or no-pigs)-in blankets. The aim of the game certainly isn’t...


9th December 2021

Entering the Dragon’s Den of the Biotech Industry

Glória Máté-Koncz, Ariadna Miquel-Clopes, Maria Solsona-Gaya, and Federico Bernuzzi share their experience in the Dragon’s Den of biotech, from coming up with In-Ball Diagnostics to pitching to leading industry figures. What is the YES competition, and why is it such a big deal? The...


7th December 2021

How to Make Mince Pies More Environmentally Friendly

By the Food Databanks National Capability (FDNC), based at the Quadram Institute. It’s that time of the year again! Last year, we embarked on a journey to calculate the nutrient content of your Christmas dinner. Well, hopefully, that extra roast was well accounted for,...


26th November 2021

B.1.1.529, the ‘Omicron’ SARS-CoV-2 Variant

Dr Andrew Page is Head of Informatics at the Quadram Institute and leads the genomic surveillance work which has been undertaken by the Quadram Institute and other UK centres since March 2020 for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and public health agencies.  Life...


5th November 2021

Plants as vegan iron sources

In this blog, Jenny Plumb from the Food Databanks National Capability at the Quadram Institute looks at which plants make the best vegan iron sources, and the factors that affect how much of this iron we absorb into the body. And, through her work...


2nd November 2021

Hunting variants and how Delta dealt a blow to Alpha

The publication today of a new paper in the journal Science demonstrates how genomic sequencing undertaken at the Quadram Institute has helped the country keep track of how SARS-CoV-2 was evolving in the face of the vaccine rollout. The findings from the Imperial College...


25th October 2021

Science is uniquely well placed to develop UK’s soft power

By Professor Ian Charles, Director of the Quadram Institute. By any definition, UK science appears very much in vogue. A poll by YouGov in September 2021  reported the British public view science and medicine as the nation’s most valuable export and that nearly three...

SARS-Cov-2, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic.

30th September 2021

How genomic surveillance helps understand outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes

In England and Wales, an estimated 30% of deaths due to COVID-19 occurred in care homes, with long term residents being susceptible because of a combination of risk factors, such as increased age and other underlying health conditions. One tool that has shown its...

Dr Teagan Brown, Quadram Institute

24th September 2021

Meet the Quadram Institute Postdoc Society (QIPS)

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution postdocs and researchers make towards research and academic life in general. A postdoc (otherwise known as a ‘postdoctoral’ or ‘postdoctoral researcher’) is a person professionally conducting research after the completion of...


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