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14th August 2017

New study highlights how processing affects fat absorption from plant-based foods

Preserving the natural structure of plant-based food during processing can limit the amount of fat and energy absorbed by the body, a new study in the Journal of Functional Foods reports. During this innovative multi-centred study researchers from the Quadram Institute, King’s College London,...


20th July 2017

Royal Town Planning Institute visit to Norwich

Stephen Wilkinson, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), championed the value of collaboration, during his visit to the site of the Quadram Institute (QI), a new world-leading research facility for biosciences located on Norwich Research Park, an international centre of excellence in...


4th July 2017

New species of yeast discovered with a head for heights

Researchers from the University of Manchester and the National Collection of Yeast Cultures have discovered a new species of Saccharomyces yeast. Closely related to the familiar brewers’ and bakers’ yeast, this new species was found at altitude, growing 1000+ metres above sea level on...

Antibiotic resistance

3rd July 2017

New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan

Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products. Researchers made the unexpected finding that bacteria that mutated to...


12th June 2017

New approach to unlock the genetic potential of the plant cell wall

Researchers from the Quadram Institute and the University of York have developed a novel approach that will help unlock the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which form the basis of many biological products. Plant cell walls are made up of sugars, which can...


31st May 2017

QI at Invest in ME Research Conference

Researchers from the Quadram Institute are attending the Invest in Me Research International Conference on Friday 2nd June. The conference is highlighting biomedical research and future directions into understanding the causes of  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). It is the 12th conference, organised by the independent...


25th May 2017

Clinical Trials Day 2017

Ahead of International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th, scientists from the Quadram Institute joined colleagues from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in showcasing their research that involves clinical trials. Members of the public, as well as staff based in the hospital, were...

Glial cells (pink) at the bottom of a crypt in the gut lining. Image by Aimee Parker

18th May 2017

Insights into the development of our second brain

A computational modeller at the Quadram Institute has helped unravel how the organization of the enteric nervous system develops. The study, led by the Francis Crick Institute, provides the first overview of how this essential part of the nervous system emerges in the embryo....


27th April 2017

Institute Of Food Research transitions into Quadram Institute Bioscience

The new £multi-million food and health research centre that will become the state-of-the-art home for the Quadram Institute is on schedule to be complete by mid-2018. As a first step to realising the ambition of the Quadram Institute, the Institute of Food Research(IFR) has...

Tharsini Sivapalan

9th March 2017

Scientist takes her research to Parliament

Tharsini Sivapalan, 26, a PhD student at the Quadram Institute hailing from Hayes, London, is attending Parliament to present her bioscience research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 13 March. Tharsini’s...


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