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27th June 2021

Microbiome research best practice website launched

The website contains freely accessible protocols developed and optimised for microbiome studies, and these will be updated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of microbiome research. The human microbiome and in particular the gut microbiome, is at the leading edge of...

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

24th June 2021

A cooperative community: defining how the microbiome shares vitamin B12 for mutual benefit

Researchers from the Quadram Institute are launching a new project to uncover how bacteria in the gut microbiome make and use vitamin B12


21st June 2021

New project to combat antimicrobial resistance in the skin microbiome

Dr Mark Webber from the Quadram Institute is to lead a new project on the risk to humans and animals of antiseptic tolerance in the skin microbiome. This will help combat the rise of antimicrobial resistance and help protect the most vulnerable from dangerous...


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,...


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