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5th December 2023

Carving out a niche on food: new project targets food spoilage biofilms

Dr Laura Nolan from the Quadram Institute is to lead a new project to help combat food spoilage, after receiving a Future Leader Fellowship from UK Research & Innovation. Dr Nolan will lead research into Pseudomonas bacteria, which are the commonest cause of spoilage...

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24th November 2023

New tools for antimicrobial resistance surveillance

A new project will tackle antimicrobial resistance by harnessing the latest genomic sequencing techniques to develop a “one stop shop” surveillance tool

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9th November 2023

How genomics is countering antimicrobial resistant typhoid in Zimbabwe

A genomic survey of typhoid fever in Zimbabwe has shown how the bacteria behind recent outbreaks evolved extra levels of antimicrobial resistance. Researchers from the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory, Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia were part of the locally-led effort to trace...


19th October 2023

Quadram Institute backs call for a research roadmap for ME/CFS in the UK

The Department of Health and Social Care’s interim plan identifies key problems surrounding low capacity and capability to respond to research needs, low awareness of need of research in ME/CFS, and low levels of funded research. Six rapid actions are proposed as part of...

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18th October 2023

Keeping it in the family

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park are looking to recruit family members, and their microbiomes, to a study into how we share microbes between us. The PEARL-AGE Study at the Quadram Institute and Earlham Institute is looking for families with as many members as...

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4th October 2023

Tracking bacteria behind life-threatening sepsis in premature babies

A new study from the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia into sepsis in neonatal babies has uncovered the secrets of the bacteria’s success in causing this life-threatening condition.

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21st September 2023

Sweet memory: how sugar proteins in gut mucus offer protection against cognitive decline

Globally, around 50 million people are living with dementia, but the causes of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease are complex and not understood. A new study in mice from the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia has uncovered a role for intestinal mucus in...

Pea shoots biofortified with vitamin B12

21st September 2023

Plant-powered innovations: UK researchers boost B12 in pea shoots using aeroponics

This breakthrough could contribute to more sustainable and healthier diets, in line with the Eat Lancet Planetary Health Diet and the recent WWF Eat4Life dietary recommendations. Biofortification is the process of enhancing the nutritional value of crops through biotechnology, traditional plant breeding or agronomic...


13th September 2023

Two new Trustees join Board of Quadram Institute Bioscience

Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Quadram Institute Bioscience is one of the partners that forms the Quadram Institute, together with the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University...

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2nd August 2023

Know your enemy – how genomic sequencing can help ensure safe food

Scientists at the Quadram Institute have shown how genome sequencing can be used to better understand the causes, sources and risks posed by food poisoning bacteria


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