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14th June 2021

Persistence pays off in the human gut microbiome

The human gut microbiome is a complex community of trillions of microbes that are constantly interacting with each other and our bodies. It supports our wellbeing, immune system and mental health – but how is it sustained? Researchers in the UK and Germany, alongside...

Breast Cancer cells under a microscope

17th May 2021

New microbiome and breast cancer study in Norwich

The research team from the Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are recruiting participants who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer to donate their tissue for research. The study has been reviewed and given favourable opinion...


14th May 2021

Quadram researchers join study into whether the microbiome predicts response to immunotherapy

Quadram Institute researchers have joined a collaboration to investigate whether the microbiome can be used to predict how breast cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy. It’s hoped that this will help tailor future treatments, personalised for each patient. Prof. Lindsay Hall and Dr Stephen...

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11th May 2021

New website launched for Norwich’s health research biobank

A biobank for health research based on the Norwich Research Park has launched a new website designed to help the public learn more about donating tissue samples to help advance medical research. The Norwich Research Park (NRP) Biorepository is a partnership between the Norfolk...


10th May 2021

New species discovered in the human gut microbiome could improve nitrogen availability

This new species, Desulfovibrio diazotrophicus, is from a family of bacteria that survive and grow on sulphur-containing compounds. They are known as sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and a by-product of their activity is the release of the gas hydrogen sulphide, which has a characteristic ‘rotten...


6th May 2021

Quadram Institute scientists funded to build partnerships with Canadian researchers

Dr Matthew Gilmour and Dr Evelien Adriaenssens from the Quadram Institute in Norwich, UK, have each been granted prestigious partnership awards to collaborate with researchers in Canada. The UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded awards will involve a variety of activities...


4th May 2021

Genome sequencing reveals how Salmonella carves out a niche in pork production

Variants of concern (VOCs) and variants of interest (VOIs) have become familiar terms due to the current pandemic, but variants of familiar pathogens such as Salmonella also present a threat to human and animal health. To better understand the different threats these variants pose,...


26th April 2021

Pint Of Science Norwich Goes Virtual for 2021

The UK’s Pint of Science festival went online for 2021, with scientists across the Quadram Institute and Norwich Research Park bringing their research to screens worldwide. Pint of Science has grown astronomically since its inception in 2013. From Monday 17 May to Thursday 20...


13th April 2021

What lives inside the chicken gut?  

The extensive microbial diversity within the chicken gut microbiome has been revealed, more than doubling the number of bacterial species known to reside in the chicken gut


12th April 2021

The best in AI appointed at Norwich Research Park

Scientists across Norwich Research Park institutes are part of a major integrated UK research-industry programme led by The Alan Turing Institute, seeking out the best talent in AI and data science, developing bioscience leaders and supporting the UK economy. The £600,000 Fellowship programme is...


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