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2nd February 2021

The Quadram sequences 10,000th COVID-19 sample

Professor Justin O’Grady and Dr Andrew Page Our work on the genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 has just reached a major landmark as we successfully sequenced our 10,000th positive sample at the Quadram Institute in Norwich. It is hardly a cause for celebration given the...

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26th January 2021

Mapping the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Zimbabwe using genomic epidemiology

Today’s announcement by Health Secretary Matt Hancock of UK support with genomics expertise to help other countries identify new COVID-19 variants comes as researchers at the Quadram Institute outline their work supporting scientists in Zimbabwe. Today’s UK government announcement of the New Variant Assessment...

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22nd December 2020

Norfolk and new variant SARS-CoV-2

The new variant virus and Norfolk. By Dr Andrew Page and Professor Justin O’Grady A new variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been reported in the South East and East of England. It has been named VOC-202012/01, which stands for Variant of Concern with the date,...

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21st December 2020

Science of a Christmas Dinner

One of the many delights of the holidays is tucking into a delicious Christmas dinner. Have you ever wondered though what the Christmas dinner of tomorrow might look like, or the health benefits of those best-loved festive dishes? Dig into the science behind your...

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15th December 2020

New variant COVID-19

Dr Justin O’Grady and Dr Andrew Page Dr Justin O’Grady is a group leader who works on pathogens and rapid diagnostics at the Quadram Institute and the UEA’s Norwich Medical School. Dr Andrew Page is head of informatics at the Quadram Institute and both...

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30th November 2020

How mycoprotein influences digestion and promotes health effects

Blog by Raffaele Colosimo, PhD student Mycoprotein is a food ingredient used in all the meat replacement products branded as QuornTM. Apart from the lower environmental impact compared to meat, mycoprotein has shown to improve human health in clinical trials. Most of the unprocessed...

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1st November 2020

What are the risks and benefits of a plant-based diet?

Blog by Federico Bernuzzi, Year 3 PhD, MSc Usually when people refer to a plant-based diet, the first thing that comes to mind is a vegan diet. Veganism advocates the removal of all animal products in one’s lifestyle, be it in one’s diet, the...

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30th June 2020

How to share knowledge in a pandemic

Blog by Dr Nabil-Fareed Alikhan, Quadram Institute Postdoc and Micro Binfie co-chair When a pandemic hits the world but your research develops across a community of peers around the globe, how do you share knowledge when physically meeting has become impossible? That’s been the...

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17th April 2020

Failure is an option when it comes to innovation

Blog by Dr Matt Bawn, Quadram Institute Postdoctoral Society, Innovation group Innovation: a new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in form of device or method. This is a dictionary definition, the same dictionary defines science as: knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general...

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24th January 2019

Quadram Institute welcomes new UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance

At the World Economic Forum at Davos, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP announced the UK’s five-year national action plan for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Within Quadram Institute Bioscience, understanding antimicrobial resistance is a key research priority for our Microbes in the Food...

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