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8th April 2019

Quadram Institute students develop their entrepreneurial skills

Now in its fifth year, UEA/NRP i-Teams gives early career researchers the chance to develop entrepreneurial expertise and gain skills and experience outside of their academic pursuits. The i-Teams scheme organises participating students and postdocs into teams based on their mix of skills. Teams...


4th April 2019

Quadram Institute Bioscience clinical trial explores microbiome modulation by plant compound

The first human study involving all four founding partners of the Quadram Institute has begun at the new state-of-the-art building. Participants are now being sought to take part in this study on the effects of a natural plant compound, phytic acid, on our gut...


29th March 2019

New searchable UK composition of foods website available

Food Databanks, in collaboration with Public Health England, has launched a new UK Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset (CoFID) searchable website ( The website allows users to search the current McCance and Widdowson dataset. First published in book form in 1940, CoFID contains reference...


27th March 2019

New method released that standardises simulation of digestion

Cathrina Edwards from the Quadram Institute contributed to a new standard method for simulating the digestion of food, which was published in the journal Nature Protocols in March 2019. The method was developed by 27 different partner institutes collaborating in the EU-funded COST Action...

Salmonella bacteria tagged green associating with a cellular autophagy protein (red) Image by Isabelle Hautefort and Anne-Claire Jacomin

26th March 2019

Evolutionary arms race pits our cellular defence mechanisms against invading bacteria

A new systemic analysis of the complex molecular interactions between bacteria and our own cells has mapped out an arms race that may provide clues to what makes bacteria successful invaders. The analysis focused on autophagy, which is a vital process in the defence...


22nd March 2019

Review highlights potential of metagenomic diagnostics

In the battle to combat antimicrobial resistance, better and more rapid diagnostic tests are urgently needed to detect potential pathogens so that the most appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Justin O’Grady from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia on the Norwich...


21st March 2019

Agreement aligns Quadram Institute and University of Newcastle, Australia to tackle global food and health challenges

Quadram Institute Bioscience and the University of Newcastle, Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation and a stronger relationship between the two organisations. Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), a partner on the Norwich Research Park and the University of Newcastle, a research-intensive...


15th March 2019

Food Safety Bioinformatics Hackathon

Quadram Institute Bioscience is hosting a 3-day food safety bioinformatics hackathon 2-4 June. The workshop aims at finding ways to translate bioinformatics tools into robust procedures and workflows for application in public health. The hackathon has been funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...

Lindsay Hall

14th March 2019

Lindsay Hall awarded prestigious WH Pierce Prize by the Society for Applied Microbiology

Dr Lindsay Hall has won the prestigious W H Pierce Prize, which is awarded by the Society for Applied Microbiology to a young microbiologist who has made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology. Lindsay and her team are studying the interactions...


13th March 2019

Quadram Institute to support agrifood innovation

Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) is helping to boost innovation across Europe, as two projects it is involved with are to receive funding from The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food. The projects are part of a €56.4m investment by EIT Food into...


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