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New strategic partnership between Eagle Genomics and Quadram Institute to accelerate microbiome analysis with an AI-augmented knowledge discovery platform


CAMBRIDGE and NORWICH, England, January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Eagle Genomics, the Deep Tech software company pioneering the application of network science to biology, and the Quadram Institute, a world-renowned institute creating new interfaces between science food, gut biology and human health, are thrilled to announce a new partnership committed to advancing the understanding of microbiome science. Building on the agreement announced in September 2021 with the Earlham Institute, a Norwicha leader in data-intensive bioscience research, the partnership with the Quadram Institute will involve sharing datasets, innovation pipelines and tools to facilitate understanding of complex microbiome data through Eagle Genomics’e[datascientist]™ platform.

As scientists understand the role of the microbiome – the population of trillions of different bacteria and microbes that colonize our tissues, organs and environment – ​​and its role in health and disease continue to improve, Gaining a better understanding of these complex biological systems has become of vital importance. By applying advances in genetic sequencing technology, laboratories around the world can now identify the species of microbes found in different microbiome ecosystems, and also understand, from reading the sequence of individual genes, the functions that these microbes might have.

In addition, analysis of “multi-omics” data from humans, as well as from soil, plants, animals and their interactions with their various hosts, could help scientists develop new innovations to address nutritional needs. rapidly growing population. global population. Such an approach would also help reduce the carbon footprint of sectors such as agribusiness and agriculture.

Eagle Genomics, which focuses on digitizing scientific R&D in food, health, personal care and beauty and AgBio, will work with Quadram Institute research group leaders to leverage efficiently multi-dimensional and multi-omics biological data. . and[datascientist]™ will provide scientists with the ability to share their work more widely and make new connections, in addition to using the platform to more easily query, integrate and rationalize new datasets. Such developments could help advance scientists’ research – including the ability to translate their results.

Anthony Finbow, CEO of Eagle Genomics, said: “Our new knowledge partnership with the Quadram Institute presents an exciting opportunity to share and provide access to new datasets and tools via e[datascientist]™, delivering valuable insights in minutes rather than months.

“At Eagle Genomics, we strongly believe that the microbiome has a critical role to play in many industries, now and in the future. In order to better understand these complex relationships and unlock radical innovation opportunities, it is essential to be able to effectively interrogate the multidimensional data of the microbiome.[datascientist] plays an invaluable role. By harnessing nature – including its complex networks and associated multidimensional data – we can help address the world’s ‘grand challenges’ while unlocking significant economic potential.”

dr. Andrew Tinley, Senior Director, Global IP and Licensing Strategy, Eagle Genomics, said: “We are delighted to form this new strategic partnership with the Quadram Institute and its team of internationally renowned experts. Building a network of key knowledge partners with world-renowned research institutes is a key area of ​​focus for us, and this latest partnership demonstrates our commitment to building that network and reinforces our previously announced partnership with the Institute. Earlham.

“We look forward to working with both institutes and deepening our work together on our journey to becoming an open global platform for data innovation – combining open science and commercial R&D to the benefit of each partner and the society.”

dr. Roberto Zanchi, Business Development Manager, Quadram Institute, said: “We are delighted to be working with Eagle Genomics on this exciting new strategic partnership. Our cutting-edge genomics and multi-omics work continues to support the UK and low- and middle-income countries around the world with genomic surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and builds on our long-standing expertise in pathogens in the food chain.

“Data science is also absolutely essential to our research at the Quadram Institute into the gut microbiome and its influence on human health, which is mediated by the complex interactions of microorganisms, the food we eat, and the environment. of the gastro -intestinal tract itself.”

and[datascientist]™ harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) and network science to uncover scientific connections and explore multi-causal relationships, for example to better understand the microbiome. The platform also improves digitization and reduces the silos of legacy scientific R&D systems, which can be used in tandem with datasets from publicly available databases, all in a standardized format. In this way th[datascientist] supports the entire R&D workflow, accelerating the generation of new knowledge and ultimately reducing time to market.

Eagle Genomics continues to be engaged in discussions with a range of other organizations to ensure its platform continues to become the growing global center for life science knowledge discovery.

About Eagle Genomics

Eagle Genomics innovates at the intersection of biology, data science and bioinformatics to contribute to the digital reinvention of life sciences. Its award-winning AI-augmented knowledge discovery platform, e[datascientist]™, enables scientists to harness multi-dimensional data, in minutes rather than months, to help companies drive scientific innovation for next-generation products. It supports the entire innovation workflow – from assumptions to product declarations to insights – helping to bring innovative, safer and sustainable products to market faster, in the food, health, personal care and beauty and AgBio.

Eagle Genomics is forging strategic relationships with leading microbiome-focused scientific institutions and, in the UK, has helped shape the microbiome strategic roadmap. A Cambridge, United Kingdom-a company whose head office is present all over the world, it has sites in London knowledge district, Hyderabad, India, the New York one Genome Center as well as Paris’ Station F and Potsdam Science Park, Germany. To learn more, visit www.eaglegenomics.com.

About the Quadram Institute

The Quadram Institute (quadram.ac.uk) is an interdisciplinary research center at the forefront of a new era of food and health research. It brings together researchers and clinicians under one roof and houses one of the Europe larger endoscopy units and a clinical research center.

Based at Norwich Research Park, the Quadram Institute is a partnership between the Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of East Anglia and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Its mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and nutrition and its vision is to understand how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease.

Four interconnected research themes at Quadram Institute Bioscience provide a research pipeline in plants, microbes, food, and health: Microbes in the Food Chain; the gut and the microbiome; food innovation and population health.


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