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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...


25th March 2021

Quadram scientist receives two prestigious international partnerships

Quadram Institute scientist Dr Alison Mather has been granted two prestigious international partnership awards to build collaborations with researchers in New Zealand and The Netherlands. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded four-year programmes, which fall within their Global Highlight area of...


22nd March 2021

Uncovering how physical structure of dietary fibre underpins its benefits to health

Eating enough dietary fibre is important for gut health and is associated with lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Most UK adults need to eat more dietary fibre to reach the target intake of 30 g per day. Dietary fibre...


18th March 2021

New defence against viral lung infections discovered

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown arm of the immune defence system that protects the lung from lethal viral infections. Respiratory diseases caused by viruses such as influenza A and SARS-CoV-2 cause damage not just through their own actions, but also from collateral damage...


10th March 2021

Defining the Parkinson’s microbiome strengthens links to gut health

Researchers from the Quadram Institute have carried out a meta-analysis of the gut microbiome in Parkinson’s disease, giving the clearest picture to date of the changes associated with the condition. By re-analysing data from ten different studies, a common pattern of changes in the...


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