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Justin O'grady examining sequencing data

1st October 2020

Large scale COVID-19 genome sequencing in Norfolk helps manage outbreaks

An in-depth analysis of the genome sequence of coronavirus circulating in Norfolk, UK by researchers at the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia has mapped the spread of the virus, identified hidden outbreaks and provided insights into the effectiveness of interventions to stop...


21st September 2020

Professor Chris Quince joins Norwich research institutes

Norwich research institutes are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Chris Quince as their newest Group Leader. Currently based at Warwick Medical School, Professor Quince will establish a group focusing on high-resolution microbiomics at the Earlham Institute, in a joint role with Quadram...


16th September 2020

New online course launched to demystify the microbiome

‘The Human Microbiome’ course runs over three weeks, starting on 30th November 2020. It will introduce the human microbiome and explain how this population of microbes that live in our body affects our health. During the course you’ll learn how the composition of the...

Human milk oligosaccharide structure over bifidobacterium

14th September 2020

Human milk oligosaccharides: sweet treats not just for kids

Using highly advanced “gut-on-chip” technology, they showed that the fermentation products of HMOs made the gut lining less “leaky.” A leaky intestinal barrier has been linked to gut conditions such as coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome as well as a range...


3rd September 2020

Quadram researcher wins €1.5m EU grant to investigate the role of elusive microbes in the human gut

Quadram Institute scientist Dr Falk Hildebrand has won a €1.5 million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to research the role elusive microbes may play in the gut microbiome and human health. The funding comes from the ERC’s prestigious Starting Grants, designed to...

SARS-Cov-2, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27th August 2020

Mass testing pilot paves way for weekly COVID checks

– Norwich pilot project offers local template for asymptomatic testing as Norfolk braces for second wave – Weekly COVID testing has moved a step closer in Norwich thanks to the success of a pilot project on Norwich Research Park, with the region readying itself...


25th August 2020

Probiotics for premature babies provide microbiome boost

Probiotics can improve the microbiome in premature babies, according to the results of a major new study from the Quadram Institute


7th August 2020

Pseudomonas aeruginosa in biofilms undergo natural transformation, exacerbating the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes

Professor Cynthia Whitchurch’s team from the Quadram Institute and the ithree institute at the University of Technology Sydney, showed that P. aeruginosa has all of the necessary proteins for natural transformation and can actively acquire and incorporate DNA from the environment whilst in biofilms....

Invest in ME research

28th July 2020

UK Charity Invest in ME Research Pledges £625,000 for Research into ME in Norwich Research Park

This major investment is an increase of the charity’s previous pledge of £500,000 that was announced in late 2019. This research builds on the foundations already made for a UK/European Centre of Excellence for ME research hub in Norwich Research Park. The new pledge...


21st July 2020

Keeping hold or sharing your sweets: Sialic acid catabolism in bacteria

To understand the microbiome’s role in keeping us healthy, we need to understand what keeps it healthy, including its sources of nutrition. One source is sialic acid, a sugar-based molecule produced by the host organism in the mucus that lines the gut. In this...


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