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21st May 2020

New tool to translate communications between the microbiome and the body

A new tool developed by scientists at the Quadram Institute and Earlham Institute is helping to translate the complex communication between the microbiome and the body. The tool will be valuable for researchers trying to understand microbes influence health, the changes that lead to...


15th May 2020

Leading Canadian microbiologist joins Quadram Institute

Dr Matthew Gilmour is currently the Scientific Director General of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) and its teams based in Winnipeg, Guelph, and St. Hyacinthe. Dr Gilmour will start in his new role at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) on the Norwich Research Park, UK, in...


7th May 2020

Quadram researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine join WHO expert groups

Quadram Institute researchers who are working on a new drug delivery method for a COVID-19 vaccine have joined World Health Organization (WHO) expert advisory groups tackling the coronavirus. Professor Simon Carding of the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School has...


6th May 2020

Chief Business Officer appointed for Quadram

Quadram Institute Bioscience has announced the appointment of Dr Graeme Brown as its first Chief Business Officer. Dr Brown will join the team at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park from his position as Director of Technology Transfer at Queen Mary University...


1st May 2020

Sweet enzymes from gut bacteria: from discovery to diagnostics

As well as providing information about how a healthy microbiome is established and maintained, the new enzyme might be useful in diagnosing diabetes and certain cancers. The gut microbiome plays an important role in human health and understanding how changes in the population of...


28th April 2020

Norwich Research Park Biorepository goes live with new laboratory management system

A biobank for health research based on the Norwich Research Park has successfully gone live with a new laboratory management system and is now supporting Norfolk’s COVID-19 research efforts. The Norwich Research Park Biorepository is a partnership between Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH),...


23rd April 2020

Funding boost for cloud-computing supporting microbial bioinformatics

Quadram Institute Bioscience announces the launch of CLIMB-BIG-DATA, an ambitious five-year collaborative cross-institutional programme to deliver a robust and user-friendly cloud-computing infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics. The aim is to provide microbiologists across the UK with the computational infrastructure and bioinformatics tools to analyse DNA...


20th April 2020

New evidence for how microbiome crosstalk with the immune system contributes to liver disease

As well as absorbing food, the gut must also keep out anything that might harm us. Even beneficial microbes that make up the microbiome can be harmful if they get into the bloodstream. This is why a breakdown in the integrity of the gut...

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9th April 2020

Norwich Research Park scientists join hospital in the fight against COVID-19

Norfolk and Waveney is to receive a major boost to its capacity for COVID-19 testing of frontline NHS workers thanks to the help of scientists at Norwich Research Park. Volunteers from all research organisations on the Park are working together with staff at the...


8th April 2020

Adulterated argan oil uncovered through new analytical method.

In recent years, argan oil, also known as Moroccan liquid gold, has become sought after as an ingredient in cosmetics and health products, significantly increasing its value. Using a benchtop NMR machine developed by Oxford Instruments, the method can screen for quality and authenticity,...


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