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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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22nd December 2021

New research has helped unravel the role of a key molecule in cholestatic liver disease

Researchers from the Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia and Technische Universität Braunschweig found that, in mice, a key metabolic regulator triggers cells in the immune system to attack liver cells, progressing the disease. Uncovering the role of this molecule, called SIRT 1, opens...

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8th December 2021

How the body uses fat to fight infection

New research from the University of East Anglia and Quadram Institute reveals how our immune cells use the body’s fat stores to fight infection. The research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, could help develop new approaches to treating people with bacterial infections....

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17th November 2021

Beating biofilms: new study identifies essential genes for bacterial survival in the environment

Scientists from the Quadram Institute at the Norwich Research Park have made an important discovery into the workings of bacterial communities. Using a newly developed method, they have discovered the genes used by bacteria to live within complex communities called biofilms. This could lead...

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17th November 2021

Same day test identifies secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

A same-day test has been shown to successfully identify secondary infections for patients on intensive care in hours rather than days, according to research from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Quadram Institute. The DNA sequencing-based test was evaluated by doctors in the intensive...

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22nd October 2021

New research explores role of travel in transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Zimbabwe

Quadram Institute researchers working with scientists in Zimbabwe have built up a detailed picture of how SARS-CoV-2 variants were introduced and transmitted in the southern African country during 2020. Their findings, published in The Lancet Global Health, are based on the genomic sequencing of...

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