Earlham Institute

  • Academic
  • Norwich, United Kingdom


The Earlham Institute (EI) is a research institute focused on exploring living systems by applying computational science and biotechnology to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling resources. Our research brings together multi-disciplinary expertise in living systems with computational science and biotechnology to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling resources. We combine cutting-edge technologies with world-class expertise to deliver the next frontier in scientific research. We host the UK National Capability in Genomics, strategically funded by BBSRC, to promote the application of genomics and bioinformatics to advance bioscience research and innovation. Partnering with industry, we look to share our knowledge, develop new intellectual property and create new technologies.

  • The National Capability in Genomics and Single Cell Analysis enables the provision of a dedicated, efficient, high-throughput genomics and single-cell analysis facility to support UK research communities, either in collaboration with EI, or as a provider of genomics services.
  • The Earlham BioFoundry houses suites of laboratory automation to scale-up molecular biology experimental processes. It provides the UK bioscience community with access to platforms that enable a wide range of high-throughput automated experimental workflows, including automated nanoscale DNA assembly.
  • The Earlham Institute values significantly the impact of empowering collaborative research via world-class high-performance computing technology. We deploy and maintain some of the largest HPC systems for Life Science research in Europe, which powers the development and deployment of versatile digital platforms for 'omics-based data sharing, discovery, and analysis.
  • A number of recent studies have identified specific skills gaps in early-career scientists that are core strengths of EI. Higher Education curricula stagnation in fast-moving, technological growth areas such as genomics has led to insufficient skills to meet researchers’ demands. Our training programme aims to address this skills gap through a mixture of project-led and resource-based courses and workshops, enhancing (the UK’s) research skills and increasing our capacity to explore new tools and approache
  • Location

    Earlham Institute

    Norwich Research Park


    Norwich, NR4 7UZ

    United Kingdom

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