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5th May 2019

Quadram Institute welcomes UKRI Chief Finance Officer

The Quadram Institute was delighted to welcome Ian Kenyon, Chief Finance Officer for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to tour its new facility on Norwich Research Park. Quadram Institute Director Professor Ian Charles welcomed Mr Kenyon, who was joined by Dr Jackie Hinton, UKRI...


1st May 2019

Open source innovation from the Norwich Research Park up for early-career award

A young team of innovators based on the Norwich Research Park have made the final of the BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2019 Awards. Their open source project has made a technique called speed breeding more accessible to the research community. This OpenPlant-funded venture...


17th April 2019

Quadram Institute Artist in Residence will bring together the worlds of art and science

The first Artist in Residence has joined the Quadram Institute on a mission to enable scientists and the public to explore microbial science by making art. Artist Jennie Pedley will be hosting workshops for scientists at the new institute on the Norwich Research Park....


16th April 2019

Can you help in a new study into pregnancy and early life?

Researchers at Quadram Institute Bioscience are looking to enrol pregnant mothers who are less than 22 weeks pregnant to take part in The PEARL Study (Pregnancy & Early Life) to understand how the transmission of beneficial microbes from mother to baby affects health. We...


8th April 2019

Quadram Institute students develop their entrepreneurial skills

Now in its fifth year, UEA/NRP i-Teams gives early career researchers the chance to develop entrepreneurial expertise and gain skills and experience outside of their academic pursuits. The i-Teams scheme organises participating students and postdocs into teams based on their mix of skills. Teams...


4th April 2019

Quadram Institute Bioscience clinical trial explores microbiome modulation by plant compound

The first human study involving all four founding partners of the Quadram Institute has begun at the new state-of-the-art building. Participants are now being sought to take part in this study on the effects of a natural plant compound, phytic acid, on our gut...


29th March 2019

New searchable UK composition of foods website available

Food Databanks, in collaboration with Public Health England, has launched a new UK Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset (CoFID) searchable website ( The website allows users to search the current McCance and Widdowson dataset. First published in book form in 1940, CoFID contains reference...


27th March 2019

New method released that standardises simulation of digestion

Cathrina Edwards from the Quadram Institute contributed to a new standard method for simulating the digestion of food, which was published in the journal Nature Protocols in March 2019. The method was developed by 27 different partner institutes collaborating in the EU-funded COST Action...

Salmonella bacteria tagged green associating with a cellular autophagy protein (red) Image by Isabelle Hautefort and Anne-Claire Jacomin

26th March 2019

Evolutionary arms race pits our cellular defence mechanisms against invading bacteria

A new systemic analysis of the complex molecular interactions between bacteria and our own cells has mapped out an arms race that may provide clues to what makes bacteria successful invaders. The analysis focused on autophagy, which is a vital process in the defence...


22nd March 2019

Review highlights potential of metagenomic diagnostics

In the battle to combat antimicrobial resistance, better and more rapid diagnostic tests are urgently needed to detect potential pathogens so that the most appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Justin O’Grady from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia on the Norwich...


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