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Two PhD students wearing labcoats and gloves smiling in front of some equipment.

27th January 2023

Analysing antimicrobials and studying skin; experiences in the Infection Prevention and Control industry

Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology (iCASE) PhD programmes are doctoral studentships where businesses work together with an academic partner. We spoke to PhD students Maria Solsona Gaya, who is based here at the Quadram Institute, and Katie Griffiths, from the University of...

Pills arranged diagonally in a pattern, each with B12 on them.

13th January 2023

The global group understanding vitamin B12’s role in our health

The CluB-12 group was co-founded by the Quadram Institute’s Professor Martin Warren who studies the chemistry and biology of vitamin B12. Here we find out more about the group and why vitamin B12 is important for our health. How CluB-12 started “CluB-12 came about...

Microscopy image of liver cells which are white and purple.

6th January 2023

What is the gut-liver axis?

The gut-liver axis is the communication between the intestine, its microbiome and the liver. Research into the relationship between the gut and liver is important for human health. Here we explore the connections between these two important organs. How the liver and gut are...

A composite image of pulses, the microbiome and broccoli.

30th December 2022

The Top Five Blogs of 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, we thought we’d look back at the blogs we’ve published throughout the year, sharing our top five blogs, by webpage views, along with looking back on some other blog highlights too. The top five blogs cover inquisitive questions...

A photo looking over the shoulder of two children arranged cards with letters on on a yellow table.

23rd December 2022

My experience being a Brilliant Club tutor

“I think every child should have access to education of good quality, regardless of their background. I spotted on our intranet across the Norwich Biosciences Institutes about opportunities with the Brilliant Club. The Brilliant Club mobilises PhD students like me to teach school students...

A view between two people's backs of heads of a projected screen titled "Community & Careers Conference". Below the Pride in STEM logo.

9th December 2022

I went to an LGBTQ+ STEM community and careers conference, here’s what I learned

“Visibility, acceptance and pride are three words that encompass a feeling of community as an LGBTQIA+ person. Last year I attended the Out Thinkers event at the 2021 Norwich Science Festival as a new PhD student. This was my first event learning about and...

A mathematical artistic image which is pinks, red and white in colour, with swirling forms, including faint circular lines emanating from the centre.

2nd December 2022

Being a statistician in biosciences

“I support researchers at the Quadram Institute with the statistical aspects of their work, wherever this is needed.  This can mean contributing to study designs, evaluating statistical methods, coding and writing up statistical analyses or just talking to scientists about statistical approaches to their...

Cuddly toys of microbes in a bowl, with a knife and fork either side

18th November 2022

Developing metagenomic methods to monitor microbes in our food

Researchers from the Quadram Institute have recently developed a new method to efficiently detect these microbes to improve our understanding of food safety and antimicrobial resistance. We caught up with the team to find out more. “A range of microorganisms can be found on...

A bowl of food including pulses such as chickpeas and vegetables such as cucumber and onion.

4th November 2022

What is the difference between a prebiotic and a probiotic?

Prebiotics Prebiotics are compounds that are selectively used by gut microbes and give us health benefits. Prebiotics feed the good gut microbes in our gut. They stimulate growth amongst pre-existing beneficial bacteria. Complex carbohydrates and fibre from fruit and vegetables such as whole-wheat breads,...

A man wearing a shirt and navy jumper leaning against a half wall inside the Quadram Institute building.

21st October 2022

Honey, Genomics and Science Soundbites

Dr Muhammad Yasir works in Professor Mark Webber’s group, investigating the evolution of antimicrobial resistance using functional genomics. He has recently launched a new Audio Paper Series, turning scientific papers into short soundbites. We caught up with Yasir to find out more about his...


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