MICRON showcases the wide variety of microbiological research taking place at the Norwich Research Park (NRP). Our aim is to facilitate links between researchers and research bodies, driving high quality research and open communication between scientists. The NRP encompasses scientists and projects at the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Institute of Food Research, the Earlham Institute and the University of East Anglia, making Norwich the UK’s leading site for microbiological research.

Microbial research at the NRP is generating important discoveries year on year. Our research has potential applications in the fields of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food processing and environmental monitoring and remediation.

Microbes in Norwich 2017 – Thursday 2nd March – Registration now open


This series of biennial meetings has been running since the 80s and brings together microbiologists from across NRP.  There are about 70 microbiology research groups on the Park – making NRP about the strongest in the UK for microbiology.

Directory of Science

Scientists across the NRP fall into the following research groups:


Biological Chemistry


Bio – geochemical Cycles


Food Safety


Gut Health


Infection Biology


Medical & Clinical Biology


Natural Products


Plant ~ Microbe Interactions


Sequence-led Research