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26th July 2023

The World Health Organization supports the use of targeted sequencing to detect drug resistance in tuberculosis

The World Health Organisation today announced that a rapid sequencing solution being developed by Oxford Nanopore meets the class-based performance criteria to detect drug resistance after TB diagnosis, to guide clinical decision-making for drug-resistant TB treatment. This is among the first sequencing-based tests to...


18th July 2023

Quadram scientists explore drug-resistant E.coli urinary tract infections in Norfolk

Researchers at the Quadram Institute have studied urinary tract infections (UTIs) in hundreds of NHS patients from across Norfolk in the first study of its kind for the region. Scientists studied one of the main bacteria which causes UTIs, E.coli, in samples taken from...

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29th June 2023

How genetics, diet and gut health influence Alzheimer’s risk

Recent research has linked gut health to Alzheimer’s disease. And dietary compounds found in foods including fruits and vegetables, tea and dark chocolate, have been found to reduce Alzheimer’s risk. Now, the team want to better understand how these compounds, called polyphenols, influence the...

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22nd June 2023

Quadram Institute to host BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions

Any Questions? assembles a panel of people from politics, the media, business, science and the arts who answer questions submitted by the audience. The long-running show has been broadcast on Friday evenings since 1948, from different locations across the UK. On Friday 21 July...

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21st June 2023

Norwich Bioscience Institutes join Stonewall Diversity Champions programme

At the same time, the John Innes Centre has renewed its membership, having been part of the Diversity Champions programme since 2016. With direct links and close collaborations, the joint membership means LGBTQ+ staff, students, and visitors at all three institutes will benefit from...


19th June 2023

The healthy human gut microbiome can be defined with five signatures

By analysing thousands of diverse microbiomes, they have identified a set of common signatures, based on the ecosystem of bacteria present in the samples. These signatures will allow researchers to identify and better understand the effects of microbiome disturbances on human health. The human...

The Director Professor Ian Charles smiling, with a backdrop of sparkling labs behind.

16th June 2023

Director Ian Charles awarded OBE in the King’s birthday honours

Prof Ian Charles has been awarded his OBE for Services to science and clinical research during a distinguished career in the biomedical sector. An internationally recognised academic scientist, entrepreneur and business leader, Ian has more than 30 years’ experience in academic and commercial research...


8th June 2023

Remembering Professor R. Frank Curtis

He joined the institute in 1970 from the University College of Swansea, where he was a reader in Organic Chemistry, taking up the position of Head of the Chemistry Division. Here his expertise supported their work understanding the links between the chemical composition of...

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26th May 2023

£163.9m funding boost to world-leading research institutes at Norwich Research Park

The Quadram Institute, the John Innes Centre and the Earlham Institute have received a combined £163.9m in funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UKRI, to support the cutting-edge science they are undertaking at the Norwich Research Park. The...

Clostridium perfringens bacteria are green coloured rod-like shapes spread across a silvery-blue background. interspersed are red coloured shrivelled spherical spores

25th May 2023

Identifying the gut bacteria that threaten neonatal babies

Genome sequencing has identified what makes some strains of Clostridium perfringens life-threatening in pre-term babies


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