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22nd December 2020

Norfolk and new variant SARS-CoV-2

The new variant virus and Norfolk. Dr Andrew Page, Dr 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, December 2020....


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...


18th December 2020

Eating healthily in the workplace during a pandemic: Research carries on

Many of us struggle to achieve healthy eating goals at work. PERFSO – Personalised and Connected Food Service Providers – is an EIT Food-funded project that wants to bridge the gap between good intentions and reality by providing support and personalised dietary advice in...


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...


4th December 2020

A million new names for bacteria

Researchers are discovering thousands of new bacterial species that live with us, on us and even inside us. Our relationship with them affects our health and that of the planet—but to define that relationship, new species need new names. Scientists at the Quadram Institute...


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...


26th November 2020

NNUH joins Covid-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial

Hospital staff, scientists and residents in Norfolk have joined the quest to find an effective Covid-19 vaccine by taking part in a new clinical trial at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The NHS is playing a leading role in developing a vaccine for...


23rd November 2020

Genomics helps understand COVID-19 in care homes

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has hit the residents of care homes harder than any other part of the population. We know the oldest people in our society have borne the brunt of deaths from COVID-19 but what can genome sequencing usefully do to help safeguard...


18th November 2020

Year in Industry student’s experience sets sights on science career

James Lovatt is an undergraduate student from London, studying Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia. A keen sportsman and actor, who has taken part in professional productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as many TV shows, James also has a...


16th November 2020

CLIMB Receives Honours in 2020 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented digitally during the virtual 2020 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC20) via CLIMB was recognised with the...


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