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Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron cell releasing vesicles. Image by Rokas Juodeikis (Quadram Institute) and Ian Brown (University of Kent)

14th March 2022

Deciphering gut microbiome ‘chatter’ to combat IBD

Around 500,000 people in the UK live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a life-long, chronic condition characterised by sporadic bouts of gut inflammation causing debilitating symptoms. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – the latter affecting around 1 in 400 people – are the two...

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9th March 2022

Boost for research on skin microbiome and healthy aging

Research into the skin microbiome on the Norwich Research Park is set to receive a share of £2 million, announced by the government to tackle healthy ageing. Diverse groupings of researchers will study how to increase healthy lifespan and quality of life in old...

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9th March 2022

Gender equality Bronze award for scientists at the Quadram Institute

A global scheme used to support gender equality within universities and research institutes has just awarded Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) its Bronze award. The award came on International Women’s Day 2022 as an Athena Swan assessment panel awarded QIB Bronze status for the next...

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1st March 2022

£1m funding boost for Norfolk Clinical Research Facility

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as one of 28 research institutions to receive funding from the Department of Health to expand the delivery of early phase clinical research in NHS hospitals across England. The National Institute for Health...

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1st March 2022

How the body fights back against cancer

New research from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia reveals how our immune system can be triggered to attack cancer cells. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could help develop new approaches to treating people with leukaemia. The...

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21st February 2022

Quadram researchers play a vital role in UK’s pandemic response to COVID-19

The Quadram Institute’s key role providing world-leading pathogen genomics expertise as part of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium has been cited in a new report. An independent evaluation by the not-for-profit institute RAND Europe concludes that COG-UK made a significant and valuable contribution...

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Martin Warren

10th February 2022

Prof Martin Warren appointed Chief Scientific Officer

Professor Martin Warren has been appointed as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for the Quadram Institute following an internal competition. The CSO role is pivotal to the development of the Institute’s scientific strategy and the scientific leadership of QIB. Martin will now take up the...

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13th January 2022

Eagle Genomics and Quadram Institute’s new strategic partnership to accelerate microbiome analysis through AI-augmented knowledge discovery platform

Eagle Genomics, the Deep Tech software business pioneering the application of network science to biology, and the Quadram Institute, a world-leading institute creating new interfaces between food science, gut biology, and human health, are pleased to announce a new partnership committed to promoting the...

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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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30th December 2021

Warning on vitamin B12 deficiency for vegans and vegetarians

In the run up to Veganuary leading researchers are warning of the dangers of a quiet epidemic of vitamin B12 deficiency in people who follow increasingly popular plant-based diets. Plant-based diets (vegetarian or vegan) are becoming significantly more popular as people look to adopt a diet that...

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