Earlham Institute

The Earlham Institute (EI) is a research institute using the expertise in genomics, bioinformatics and molecular biology to answer complex biological questions and improve plant and animal health, and tackle global issues of food security, climate change, conservation and human wellbeing.

Established in 2009 and located on the Norwich Research Park, EI is strategically funded by UKRI (UK Research and Innovation)

EI is home to state-of-the-art laboratories, and one of the largest supercomputing facilities for life science research in Europe.

Our technology platforms include:

• Genomics and Single-Cell Analysis facility that provides scalable infrastructure for high-throughput DNA/RNA analysis of biological systems.
• BIO Foundry facility that provides services for high-throughput, nanoscale DNA-assembly, low-cost sequence validation of synthetic constructs and microfermentation.
• High-Performance Computing platform that provides access to high-throughput computing clusters and data management support.
• State-of-the-art training facility for bioinformatics and genomics with expert-led courses.

EI has established collaborative projects worldwide. We are involved in collaborative R&D projects with industry through consultancy, contract research, and grant funding.

We have a number of innovations suitable for partners to take forward into the marketplace. We also host industry-supported iCASE students as part of the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Programme.

We welcome opportunities to discuss with external organisations how our research expertise and technology platforms could add value to their products and services.