Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at the Quadram Institute have been making important contributions to the global effort to overcome the virus.

Our researchers are developing ways of detecting, following and preventing the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

One of our main activities has been as part of UK COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium. Led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, this national effort brings together NHS organisations, the four Public Health Agencies of the UK, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and more than 12 academic institutions, one of which is Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), providing sequencing and analysis capacity.

In the first six months of the consortium, QIB sequenced over 2,000 samples from patients who had tested positive for COVID-19. Our results are providing valuable insights into the spread of the virus.

QIB research teams are also pioneering new experimental methods that will allow us to undertake rapid virus detection to improve population testing and surveillance of virus in the environment.

Our technology development is also exploring new methods to test therapeutic tools and offering potential new routes for vaccine delivery.


BBC reporter Richard Westcott spoke to Dr Justin O’Grady & Dr Alex Trotter about their work sequencing coronavirus genomes as part of the UK COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium.

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Research Leaders Working on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Alison Mather's Group

Alison Mather

Epidemiology, genomics and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria

Andrew Page

Informatics and bioinformatics support

Narbad group

Arjan Narbad

Translational microbiome

Cynthia Whitchurch

Bacterial lifestyles

Gemma Langridge

Bacterial niche adaptation

John Wain

Bacterial diversity and tropical infections

Justin O’Grady

Rapid infectious disease and foodborne pathogen diagnosis/detection

Pallen group

Mark Pallen

Bacterial Genomics and Metagenomics

Webber group

Mark Webber

Investigating the evolution of antimicrobial resistance

Martin Warren

Synthetic biology and biosynthetic pathways

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Matthew Gilmour

Survival Strategies of Listeria

Juge group

Nathalie Juge

Glycobiology of host-microbe interactions in the gut

Nicol Janecko

Campylobacter in the food chain

Kingsley group

Rob Kingsley

Pathogen variation

Carding group

Simon Carding

Gut microbes in health and disease

Tamas Korcsmaros

Systems Biology of Gut-Microbe Interactions

Tom Wileman

Viral activation of autophagy

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