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10th February 2020

Students visit the Quadram Institute to get a taste of food research on European tour

A group of students from Wageningen University in the Netherlands visited the Quadram Institute, as part of a tour of European food and health institutes, universities and companies. The students are at the end of their third and final year of the bachelor’s or...


20th January 2020

Meet the researchers behind a new trial into ME

The Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park is holding a public meeting to talk about their ongoing research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS). The event will also be a chance to give your opinions about the planned future clinical trial into a...


18th December 2019

International collaboration targets Salmonella Typhi

Despite continued history as one of the major water-related diseases, much is still unknown about the biology of the bacterial agent of typhoid fever, Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), particularly in relation to factors governing its persistence and fate in the environment. This pathogen...


17th December 2019

£100K award from Breast Cancer Now to study whether gut bacteria could help prevent spread of breast cancer

Leading researchers from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been awarded £100,000 by charity Breast Cancer Now to investigate whether bacteria in the gut could be manipulated to help prevent the spread of breast cancer. With new funding, Dr...


16th December 2019

Diagnosing infections earlier in preterm babies with real time genomic analysis

By harnessing next generation sequencing techniques, the team from the Quadram Institute and the Earlham Institute (EI) have shown that they can rapidly and reliably identify the microbes present in a preterm baby’s stool sample that may cause life-threatening conditions such as sepsis or...


10th December 2019

Developing gut cell network analysis to understand intestinal diseases

A team of scientists from the Norwich Research Park have applied network analysis to the study of cells in the gut that are crucial to health. By employing their methods to organoids grown from human gut cells, they hope to disentangle the complex gene...


7th December 2019

Lindsay Hall receives research accolade

Dr Lindsay Hall has received the Wain Medal from the University of Kent. The accolade is annually given to an outstanding UK-based young scientist doing research in biochemistry. The University of Kent established the annual medal and award in memory of Professor Louis Wain...


2nd December 2019

UK Charity Pledges £500,000 for Research into ME in Norwich Research Park

UK Charity Invest in ME Research is pledging £500,000 for continued research into the disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) in Norwich Research Park, UK (NRP). This major investment builds on the foundations already made for a UK/European Centre of Excellence for ME research...


28th November 2019

First PEARL baby born

The first babies have been born to mothers participating in the PEARL Study. This landmark study at the Quadram Institute aims to understand how the transmission of beneficial microbes from mother to baby affects health. Mothers less than 22 weeks pregnant have been enrolling...


21st November 2019

Alison Mather recognised for AMR research with Emerging Leaders Prize

Dr Alison Mather has been recognised at the Medical Research Foundation’s third annual Emerging Leaders Prize, that celebrates outstanding scientists who are making a significant impact in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  Antibiotics transformed healthcare in the 20th Century and are still considered...


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