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Ruminococcus gnavus (green) in the mucus layer (red) of the gut lining (gut cell nuclei are blue). Image by Laura Vaux, Juge Group, the Quadram Institute

10th January 2022

Blood and guts: new link uncovered between the gut microbiome and blood groups

Researchers have discovered that a common member of the human gut microbiome has a specific preference for blood group A antigens. This specificity may give it an advantage when foraging for sugars, allowing it to colonise the gut more easily. The presence of the...

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18th December 2020

Eating healthily in the workplace during a pandemic: Research carries on

Many of us struggle to achieve healthy eating goals at work. PERFSO – Personalised and Connected Food Service Providers – is an EIT Food-funded project that wants to bridge the gap between good intentions and reality by providing support and personalised dietary advice in...

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4th December 2020

A million new names for bacteria

Researchers are discovering thousands of new bacterial species that live with us, on us and even inside us. Our relationship with them affects our health and that of the planet—but to define that relationship, new species need new names. Scientists at the Quadram Institute...

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26th November 2020

NNUH joins Covid-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial

Hospital staff, scientists and residents in Norfolk have joined the quest to find an effective Covid-19 vaccine by taking part in a new clinical trial at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The NHS is playing a leading role in developing a vaccine for...

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SARS-Cov-2, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic.

23rd November 2020

Genomics helps understand COVID-19 in care homes

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has hit the residents of care homes harder than any other part of the population. We know the oldest people in our society have borne the brunt of deaths from COVID-19 but what can genome sequencing usefully do to help safeguard...

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18th November 2020

Year in Industry student’s experience sets sights on science career

James Lovatt is an undergraduate student from London, studying Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia. A keen sportsman and actor, who has taken part in professional productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as many TV shows, James also has a...

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16th November 2020

CLIMB Receives Honours in 2020 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented digitally during the virtual 2020 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC20) via HPCwire.com. CLIMB was recognised with the...

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Coronavirus image on sequencing data and pipetting images

16th November 2020

Quadram Institute gets extra Government funding for the fight against COVID-19

Scientists at the Quadram Institute in Norwich will be using newly announced additional government funding to increase its coronavirus genomic epidemiology work through the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium. The Department for Health and Social Care’s Testing Innovation Fund has backed the COG-UK consortium...

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29th October 2020

A bacterial virus helped the spread of a new Salmonella strain

Researchers at the Quadram Institute have implicated a toxin-carrying virus in the emergence of a new strain of Salmonella in pigs.

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27th October 2020

New John Innes Foundation Fellowship helps research the development of healthier starch

Researchers working to develop crops with healthier, more resistant starch at the Quadram Institute and John Innes Centre are partnering with the John Innes Foundation, who will be funding a two-year collaborative research programme. This two-year Fellowship will support the work of Principle Investigator...

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