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A microscopy image which has a black background with fluorescent green bacterial forms.

10th May 2023

All hands to the pumps – how bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics

Bacteria can rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics by adapting special pumps to flush them out of their cells

An aerial image of Norwich Research Park with Quadram Institute in the foreground

5th April 2023

Campaign to put science in Norwich on the map shortlisted for prestigious award

Communications teams at institutes across the Norwich Research Park have been shortlisted for a prestigious national public relations award. The Norwich Research Park Public Affairs Group has been shortlisted in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards 2023 in the category of best...


30th March 2023

Biofortification Hub open for membership and funding applications

A new innovation hub focused on research into biofortification is now open to membership applications

Bifidobacterium breve, a key memeber of the maternal microbiome

28th March 2023

Probiotics and breast milk support health of premature infants

Researchers have shown that probiotic supplements not only save the lives of premature babies, they also ensure they develop a healthy microbiome. The development of the healthy microbiome, which helps fight infections and ensure proper development of the digestive system, depends on also feeding...

An illustration of microbes inside a person

28th March 2023

Human body a breeding ground for antimicrobial resistance genes

The community of microbes living in and on our bodies may be acting as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance, according to new research from the Earlham Institute and Quadram Institute in Norwich. The use of antibiotics leads to ‘collateral damage’ to the microbiome, ramping...

Close up of computing infrastructure.

20th March 2023

CLIMB-BIG-DATA services launched for the new era of microbial bioinformatics

The unparalleled new service is designed around microbiologists’ needs. It provides a cutting-edge scalable and dynamic bioinformatics platform to support academic research groups, government agencies and health services facing the challenges of big data in modern microbiology. To introduce their revolutionary research environment, CLIMB-BIG-DATA...

Two young women smiling with Big Ben behind

6th March 2023

Quadram Institute scientists take their research to Parliament

Dr Katharine Seton and Dr Eleftheria Trampari are attending Parliament to present their biosciences research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 6th March. Katharine is investigating the immune response to gut...

microscopy image showing bacteriophages on bacterial cells

21st February 2023

Quadram Institute phages expertise informs parliamentary select committee

Quadram Institute scientist Dr Evelien Adriaenssens has given written evidence to a House of Commons select committee on the use of bacteriophages to help tackle the global health challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The House of Commons Science and Technology select committee issued a...

An illustration of viruses.

13th February 2023

Taxonomy goes viral: a new set of consensus principles to classify the virosphere

Taxonomy goes viral: a new set of consensus principles to classify the virosphere The official body charged with virus classification has released four new principles that bring order to the viral world. This provides a unified framework that will enable all viruses to be...

A microscopy image of separated chickpea cells containing resistant starch under the microscope. They are oval forms, with dark blue spheres inside.

10th February 2023

Bread made from a new type of flour keeps you fuller for longer

Bread made from a new type of whole cell pulse flour can lower blood glucose (sugar) levels and keep you fuller for longer, new research has found. A study published recently in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by researchers from the Quadram Institute...


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