• New flour brings health power of pulses to our daily bread
    by Andrew Chapple on January 11, 2021 at 12:01

    Researchers from the Quadram Institute and King’s College London have shown that replacing wheat flour with a new ingredient derived from chickpeas improved the glycaemic response of people eating white bread. The ingredient uses […]

  • Researchers provide new insights into how antibiotic resistance develops
    by Andrew Chapple on January 11, 2021 at 10:00

    Researchers at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research park have shown how the development of antibiotic resistance by bacteria can have ‘side-effects’ for them including affecting their ability to cause disease. Antibiotic […]

  • Norfolk and new variant SARS-CoV-2
    by Andrew Stronach on December 22, 2020 at 16:13

    The new variant virus and Norfolk. Dr Andrew Page, Dr Justin O’Grady A new variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been reported in the South East and East of England. It has been named VOC-202012/01, which stands for Variant of Concern with the date, […]

  • Science of a Christmas Dinner
    by LauraD on December 21, 2020 at 16:30

    One of the many delights of the holidays is tucking into a delicious Christmas dinner. Have you ever wondered though what the Christmas dinner of tomorrow might look like, or the health benefits of those best-loved festive dishes? Dig into […]

  • Eating healthily in the workplace during a pandemic: Research carries on
    by Andrew Chapple on December 18, 2020 at 11:43

    Many of us struggle to achieve healthy eating goals at work. PERFSO – Personalised and Connected Food Service Providers – is an EIT Food-funded project that wants to bridge the gap between good intentions and reality by providing […]

  • New variant COVID-19
    by Bethany Hartley on December 15, 2020 at 11:49

    Dr Justin O’Grady and Dr Andrew Page Dr Justin O’Grady is a group leader who works on pathogens and rapid diagnostics at the Quadram Institute and the UEA’s Norwich Medical School. Dr Andrew Page is head of informatics at the Quadram […]

  • A million new names for bacteria
    by Andrew Chapple on December 4, 2020 at 16:00

    Researchers are discovering thousands of new bacterial species that live with us, on us and even inside us. Our relationship with them affects our health and that of the planet—but to define that relationship, new species need new names. […]

  • How mycoprotein influences digestion and promotes health effects
    by Bethany Hartley on November 30, 2020 at 16:00

    Blog by Raffaele Colosimo, PhD student Mycoprotein is a food ingredient used in all the meat replacement products branded as QuornTM. Apart from the lower environmental impact compared to meat, mycoprotein has shown to improve human health […]

  • NNUH joins Covid-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial
    by Andrew Chapple on November 26, 2020 at 12:01

    Hospital staff, scientists and residents in Norfolk have joined the quest to find an effective Covid-19 vaccine by taking part in a new clinical trial at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The NHS is playing a leading role in […]

  • Genomics helps understand COVID-19 in care homes
    by Bethany Hartley on November 23, 2020 at 15:49

    The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has hit the residents of care homes harder than any other part of the population. We know the oldest people in our society have borne the brunt of deaths from COVID-19 but what can genome sequencing usefully do to […]