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25th May 2017

Clinical Trials Day 2017

Ahead of International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th, scientists from the Quadram Institute joined colleagues from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in showcasing their research that involves clinical trials. Members of the public, as well as staff based in the hospital, were...

Glial cells (pink) at the bottom of a crypt in the gut lining. Image by Aimee Parker

18th May 2017

Insights into the development of our second brain

A computational modeller at the Quadram Institute has helped unravel how the organization of the enteric nervous system develops. The study, led by the Francis Crick Institute, provides the first overview of how this essential part of the nervous system emerges in the embryo....


5th May 2017

Research Experience Studentships Summer 2017

We have a number of BBSRC Research Experience Studentships available for the summer of 2017. The Research Experience Placements (REP) scheme provides support for undergraduate summer research placements. REPs are designed to: Give promising undergraduates a first-hand opportunity to gain greater experience of research...


27th April 2017

Institute Of Food Research transitions into Quadram Institute Bioscience

The new £multi-million food and health research centre that will become the state-of-the-art home for the Quadram Institute is on schedule to be complete by mid-2018. As a first step to realising the ambition of the Quadram Institute, the Institute of Food Research(IFR) has...

Tharsini Sivapalan

9th March 2017

Scientist takes her research to Parliament

Tharsini Sivapalan, 26, a PhD student at the Institute of Food Research (soon to be Quadram Institute), hailing from Hayes, London, is attending Parliament to present her bioscience research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM...


2nd March 2017

Quadram Institute reaches major construction landmark

The construction of the Quadram Institute, Norwich Research Park’s state-of-the-art new centre for food and health research, reached a significant stage this week (Thursday 2 March) with the final cement pouring. George Freeman MP, chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board and former UK...

Simon Carding

7th February 2017

ME/CFS talks held in Norwich

An event held in Norwich in January 2017 gave the public a chance to hear about some of the biomedical research being undertaken on the debilitating condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). The event was hosted by IFR and Invest in ME Research, a charity promoting biomedical...

Hall Group

25th January 2017

New evidence of how gut microbes affect Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) have uncovered a new mechanism linking bacteria in the gut to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). They have found that certain bacteria release molecules that interact with the lining of the gut to influence a process known...


24th January 2017

Finding new cancer drugs in the neighbourhood

In the search for new drugs to combat cancer, it might be worth calling on the neighbours. Computational biologists have looked at the complex networks of interacting proteins that drive cancer formation, and found that targeting the neighbours of cancer-causing proteins may be just...


6th December 2016

New study unravels critical genes to understand human diseases and support drug discovery

A network analysis of proteins that are most important in responding to environmental signals highlights potential targets for drugs and provides better information on the genetic basis of diseases. Throughout evolutionary history, there have been genetic elements that have duplicated – giving rise to...


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