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Dr Melanie Pascale, Big C Cancer Charity, Norwich.

5th September 2021

Supporting Good Health: The Role of Charities in Biomedical Research

Charities play a vital role in biomedical research. The AMRC calculated that charities contribute a staggering £1.6bn on medical research in the UK each year. The Quadram Institute is privileged to have the support of local, national, and international charities in several biomedical research...


31st July 2021

Taking Pride in Science and Supporting Inclusive Environments

At the Quadram, we’re committed to celebrating diversity. We strive for the Institute to be a place where everyone feels welcome, respected, and safe. By supporting inclusive environments, staff and students can achieve their true potential. Norwich Pride is an annual extravaganza celebrating our...


1st April 2021

Four scientific innovations that sound like a hoax, but are surprisingly real

Today’s global health challenges require new, innovative ways of thinking. ‘Sci-fi’-esque technology is increasingly being developed and deployed to improve public health. While some of these scientific innovations may sound like a hoax and cause initial scepticism, they are real and enabling Quadram scientists...


27th July 2021

Four Reasons Why Norfolk is a Centre for Plant and Food Science Excellence

In the fields of food and plant science, Norfolk is a centre for excellence. Ripe in agricultural diversity, the region benefits tremendously from the leading farming and agriculture hubs in East Anglia. It is also home to Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest...


15th July 2021

The National Food Strategy: a wake up call and catalyst to change to a healthier food system

Today saw the publication of the National Food Strategy, which calls on the government to reform the UK’s food system to address the immense burden of diet-related illness whilst protecting the environment. Poor diet currently contributes to 64,000 deaths every year in England alone,...


11th July 2021

Quadram goes global on COVID-19

“A global pandemic requires a world effort to end it – none of us will be safe until everyone is safe.” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization Scientists at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park are used to working with...


24th June 2021

COG-UK research portfolio expands to increase impact from genome data

COG-UK consortium members have made major contributions to the pandemic response through the generation of SARS-CoV-2 genomes, the development of sequencing methods and tools that interpret the genomes, and data linkage and analysis. But there is a wealth of research and development still to...


15th June 2021

COVID-19: How are new variants named?

Quadram Institute researcher Professor Mark Pallen was part of a WHO working group on creating neutral variant names of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, he describes how he came to be involved in the team and the pitfalls they encountered along...


1st June 2021

Digesting the facts about milk and health

Food scientist and researcher Dr Anabel Mulet-Cabero is an expert on the impact of dairy structures on gastric behaviour and nutrient digestion. For World Milk Day, Dr Mulet-Cabero digests the facts about milk and health, revealing exactly how milk is digested in the human...


20th May 2021

Rising to the challenge: managing clinical trials during a pandemic

Clinical trials are vital in making research breakthroughs possible. At the Quadram Institute, hundreds of people each year participate in our trials to be part of scientific research. But what happens when a pandemic causes a worldwide disruption? International Clinical Trials Day is a...


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