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Lactobacillus reuteri in a biofilm

9th March 2018

pH-sensing mechanism points to how beneficial gut bacteria optimise host colonisation and biofilm formation

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park have discovered a key mechanism by which gut bacteria colonise and adhere to their specific hosts. The finding may lead to new, improved probiotics with optimised abilities to colonise our gut and battle infections by forming strong associations...


8th March 2018

International Womens Day 2018

For International Womens Day 2018, we’ve been highlighting some of the scientists who are leading research in the Quadram Institute. They are pioneering  new breakthroughs in understanding the microbiome and its links to our health, developing healthier foods, combating antimicrobial resistance and ensuring our...


8th February 2018

Global Challenges Research Fund workshop on production, management and use of food composition to support AFROFOODS

The Quadram Institute, in partnership with other leading organisations, has organised a workshop to help researchers from across Africa exploit food composition data, improving local nutrition policies and public health advice. The workshop, which is being hosted by the new confirmed African Research University...


7th February 2018

NIHR HPRU Annual Scientific Meeting – 7-8 March 2018

The NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections is exploring the distribution of diarrhoeal diseases in the population, establishing for whom the disease burden is greatest and why. Deploying novel technologies and developing and applying new methodology for investigating outbreaks and detecting pathogens in the environment....

Targeting cancer

4th February 2018

World Cancer Day

Part of the Quadram Institute’s mission is to understand how diet and gut health relate to cancer, and other chronic conditions. With a better understanding of the complex interactions between diet, the gut microbiome, genetics and physiology we can provide better dietary advice, improved...

Predicted protein structure of novel botulinum neurotoxin eBonT/J

12th January 2018

Discovery of a new source of world’s deadliest toxin

Researchers from the Quadram Institute have identified genes encoding a previously undiscovered version of the botulinum neurotoxin in bacteria from a cow’s gut. This is the first time that an intact cluster of genes for making botulinum neurotoxin have been found outside of the...


31st December 2017

Highlights of 2017

2017 has been a year of change for the Quadram Institute. On 28th April, the Institute Of Food Research transitioned into Quadram Institute Bioscience in preparation for the opening of the Quadram Institute in mid 2018. This is bringing together our research teams, with those from...


19th December 2017

New insights into how our bodies maintain a beneficial relationship with our gut microbes

Our gut hosts a community of trillions of microbes, called the gut microbiota, and we are becoming increasingly aware that this has significant effects on many aspects of our health. However, the molecular mechanisms underpinning this interaction remain elusive. New research led by Dr...


27th November 2017

Quadram Institute a Collaboration Partner in the New £26 million National Biofilms Innovation Centre

The UK’s world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC). Supported by a commitment of £26 million over the next 5 years, including £12.5M funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...


14th November 2017

The MRC CLIMB Project Receives Honours in 2017 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The MRC-funded Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in Denver, Colorado. CLIMB was awarded the following honours: “Best...


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